James 1:5 Daily Devotional
James 1:5 Devotional Observations and Applications:
James is putting some emphasis on gaining wisdom. We see verses throughout scripture that encourage us to ask for the things we want, but here we see an encouragement to ask for wisdom. This is a good gift that God will generously give to all who ask.
Don’t be afraid to ask for wisdom. You can ask for it for specific situations or just in general. Either way, the Lord is faithful to impart wisdom to those who ask. James says it’s given generously to everyone. So ask. It’s that simple.
I think sometimes we don’t want to ask because we feel like what we want will be withheld from us. God is not a cruel Father, though, and he will give us all we ask for in his name. “In his name” is the key phrase here, though, because not everything we ask for is what we need.
Jesus, give me your wisdom. Help me to discern the proper responses in situations that require wisdom. It’s in your name I pray, amen.
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