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Slovakia Devotions: Wise

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While I am in Slovakia I will be leading daily devotions for the team.  We will be posting these each day so that you can be thinking and praying about the same material.

Day 5: Wise (or omniscient)

 Several team members identified wisdom as a key character quality of a hero. In The Lord of the Rings, for example, almost all the important good guys are accounted wise: Gandalf, Aragorn, and even Frodo. In the same way Scripture, especially the book of Proverbs, exalts the wise. But God is accounted wisest of all.

Psalm 147:5 “Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.” The word ‘understanding,’ implies a deep knowledge that is both relational and results in right action – which is a pretty good definition of wisdom.

Read Isaiah 55:6-11. What characteristics of God’s thinking are revealed in this passage?  How does God communicate his knowledge?  Is he good at it?

God’s knowledge is always personal.  Read Psalm 139:1-6.  What do you think about the fact that God knows all of your thoughts, words and deeds before you even have them?

Finally, read Isaiah 29:13-16. Have you ever fallen into the trap of thinking you know better than God?  Give a specific example? How does God deal with this kind of thinking?