Thursday, February 24, 2011

Message from Mark Ruiz, Central 5th Grade Teacher

“For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6

Christian teachers know they need wisdom. Every day we are molding the lives and affecting the souls of precious children, the handiwork of God. We know we will stand before Him and give an account of how we affected their lives. Yet children differ in their backgrounds, home situations, and personal characteristics. How can we wisely deal with each one? The wisest man who ever lived (Solomon) tells us how to gain such wisdom. The answer? Go to the source of wisdom! “The Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”

Years earlier, Solomon was given the privilege of choosing a gift from God. Solomon chose wisdom, and his request was granted. Thus, Solomon passes his secret to us in this proverb. It was not Solomon who was wise but the God who gave him wisdom. If we would have the wisdom of Solomon we must go to the same source as Solomon.

Solomon asked for wisdom, perhaps this was the wisest thing he ever did. We need wisdom every day. Perhaps the wisest thing we will ever do is to ask God daily for the wisdom to deal with each child and each situation we will face that day.

Asking for wisdom is a humbling experience because it is an admission that we don’t have all the answers and that the Lord alone is our sufficiency.

Right now, humbly ask God for wisdom for this day, and make it a daily habit.

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