Daily Worship

Spirit of Wisdom

Michael Frew June 05, 2014 0 0

Isaiah 11:2-4

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him –
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord –
and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.

Acts 6:3
Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them.

Lord, the world is a confusing place
to live in.
How should I vote?
Who should I trust?
Why do the wicked prosper?
When will justice prevail?

So many questions.
I don't expect an answer
to every single one.
Give me just enough
of the Spirit of wisdom and understanding
that so filled the Lord Jesus

Give me the wisdom I need for today
to live well
to live graciously
to understand her pain
to empathise with his confusion
to distinguish genuine from artificial

Give me enough wisdom,
just enough
for today


by Mike Frew, Slateford Longstone Church