So You Think being Brainy is Better? Um..


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Proverbs 4:7

Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

I want to talk about wisdom right now. Many people think that wisdom is just a common thing and it can be obtained by reading books or studying hard. This is a wrong understanding of what wisdom really is and how to get wisdom for your life. Wisdom first, then come understanding. Now take a look at this verse:

Job 12:13

” With Him are wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding.

Proverbs 2:6

For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;

These verses mean that we can only obtain wisdom from God. We cannot obtain it from all those books that we’ve been reading.

For example:

There was a certain doctor who was really good at his job. He knew how to treat the sick, and what were the unhealthy things in this world that could lead to a fatal effect on human’s body. Long story short, he knew that smoking was not good for his health, and it could even cause several severe illnesses like lung disease etc. Even though he knew the consequences, he didn’t care about it and kept on smoking.

The example above shows us that that person has no wisdom at all. It also shows that wisdom cannot be obtained by studying or reading books. The person from the example above is not a stupid person. He’s a very educated man and yet, he has no wisdom at all.

And so, from Job 12:13 we know that wisdom can only be gained from God. The procedure of obtaining wisdom from God is actually very simple. We all need wisdom in this life you know. And we can get it for free! Check this out:

1 Corinthians 1:24,30

but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and redemption —

God has given us Lord Jesus Christ as our Wisdom in this life. He isn’t just the source of it, He is the Wisdom Himself. Wisdom is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ (Wisdom) lives in us and we lives in Him (Wisdom), His Word lives in us and whatever we ask in our prayer shall be granted.

John 15:7

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

And we can abide in Him by receiving His sacrifice at the cross. By receiving His Flesh and His Blood. He said that ask whatever we desire and it shall be done for us. We can take the example of King Solomon. When God said to Him to ask any of the things he desired, Solomon only asked for wisdom so that he could be a better ruler. God really like this and He gave Solomon the great wisdom, and He also add all the things Solomon didn’t ask like power and wealth.

1 Kings 4:29,30

And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore.
Thus Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt.

Take a note of this. God gives wisdom first, and then all the things shall be added to you. When we have problems in our family, or with our job, studies etc, we are not having problems with all of those you know. The actual problem is that we lack of wisdom. We need wisdom in our daily lives. We need wisdom in our studies. We need wisdom in our marriages. We need wisdom in our relationships with our partners. So it means that we need Jesus Christ in everything we do. Do not ever forget Him, and don’t ever let your brain to be bigger than your faith. Ask Jesus for wisdom in any areas or aspects of this life that you have difficulties with, and be refreshed 🙂

God or Men


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Jeremiah 17:5

Thus says the LORD: ” Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD.

When we look at this verse, we tend to think that this verse isn’t for us. We tend to think that we have trusted God with all we have and not trusting in other men for our source of strength, hope, and even salvation.

But, people also tend to forget that every little thing that happens in our lives can become our downfall in this verse. Try this for example:

Let’s just say you are a university student, and you have an important exams coming up. Of course you’re going to study a lot harder than before. But then, you only rely on your own wits and brain, and not counting in God for the exams. Of course you still have to study hard, but don’t ever forget to count on God for your studies. If you only rely on your own wits, your flesh is your strength. If this happens, you can get tired either physically nor spiritually. Just imagine when your body doesn’t get enough water. The body will be weakened. The same thing applies to your spirit, and the spirit craves food and water from Jesus Christ. Take a look at this verse:

John 7:38

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.”

And Jesus also said in John 4:14

but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

You see, that was just one example. There are still a lot of examples in our daily lives that can become our downfall. We should do our part as best as we can for God in every activities we do, and let God do His part in bringing strength and victory for us. Be very refreshed 🙂