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Devotional - week of May 20, 2001


But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God..    1 Corinthians 1:30a.

We have occasionally heard someone refer to another person as being one of great wisdom. The statement always seems to be made with a sense of deep respect. Wisdom in another is a thing to be admired. We would love to be know as such a person ourselves.

A favorite passage of many is James 1:5-6a. The passage reads:

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith …

The passage has been an outstanding blessing to many. Yet, the 1 Corinthians 1:30 passage seems to take us into an entirely new dimension of understanding our possibilities of being people of wisdom.

When Christ is our “life,” He will be God’s wisdom in us. What a thrill! And many biblical passages speak of the great value of having wisdom. Meditate on the following passage from Proverbs.

Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you     Proverbs 4:8-9.

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