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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD ;
(God’s Word Makes You Deal Wisely In Life’s Affairs)
TO THE BIBLE Joshua 1:8
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
The Septuagint rendering of the latter part of the verse above is more enlightening. It didn’t just say you’d have good success; rather, it goes on to say you’ll become perceptive. The Greek word used is “suniemi”; it means to be sagacious and perspicacious; to have high intelligence; to have your thinking level elevated to a high class! It also means to be acutely insightful, possessing the ability to “mentally put things together.” That’s what the Word of God does in your life. It makes you wise and penetratingly discerning.
The Amplified version says, “…you shall deal wisely and have good success.” Meditating on the Word makes this happen for you. You become excellent in your dealings with people, in business, in your finances, etc. The Spirit of God, through the Word, brings extraordinary sagacity into your life. Every Christian needs this. Psalm 119:98 says, “You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; for they are ever with me.”
The Word makes you wiser than your adversaries. Then Psalm 119:99-100 says, “I have more understanding than all my teachers, for Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients because I keep Your precepts.” His testimonies are His declaration of Himself: What He said about Himself, about us, and about His kingdom. As you meditate on all that, your mindset is elevated to make accurate decisions and choices. Everything you do will turn out excellently.
1 Corinthians 1:30
But of Him, you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—
2 Timothy 3:15
and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 4:15
Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word, which is able to make me wise towards salvation through faith, which is in Christ Jesus. Your Word imparts wisdom to me to deal excellently in all affairs of life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Acts 8:9-40, 2 Chronicles 33-34
2 Corinthians 6:1-10, Isaiah 5-6
Meditate on Proverbs 2:6-7 AMPC: “For the Lord gives skillful and godly Wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He hides away sound and godly Wisdom and stores it for the righteous….”