THEY WILL SEE YOUR WISDOM
Date: February 27
"So keep them and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."
Sometimes people may persecute you for believing in Jesus. Sometimes people might make fun of you or want nothing to do with you because you have a relationship with God. But when you keep and do all the statutes and commandments in the Word of God that is actually your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of people. They will acknowledge you as wise because you follow the Lord. What a powerful truth!
My wife and I once met a lady on an airplane. She looked over at us and said, "I have never met anyone who spoke so nicely to each other as you two." We explained to her that we both came from broken families. Both our parents fought and lived miserable lives together and then they divorced. I was 12 years old when my parents divorced and my wife was 9 when her parents divorced. But at 15, we both accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and He started making a difference in our lives. We learned from the examples of others that we can live and love in harmony and not have to divorce. Because of Jesus Christ, we've been married since July 7, 1984, have 6 children and are very happy. It is because we know how to relate to each other. That lady on the airplane saw our actions as wisdom.
Sometimes people will see how well you're doing financially and wonder why. That's when you can explain that the Word of God teaches we should work hard, tithe our money, save and invest. Sometimes people will see how well your children are doing. That's when you can share that you are raising them up in the Lord and teaching them from God's Word. When people see how blessed you are and the lifestyle you live, they will take notice of your actions and acknowledge that as wisdom and understanding.
That's why there is a difference between your life and other people's lives. God is bestowing His blessing upon you because you obey His Word. Other people will take notice of that. The most important thing that you can do as a believer is read the Word of God. The most important thing that you can do with other people is share the Word of God.
I remember making a decision to come to Canada. I made it because I deeply sensed in my heart that it was God's will for me to come. I didn't have any understanding of how it was going to happen, but I sensed in my spirit that God wanted me to come to Canada. So I took that step by faith in 1983. After being in Canada for a few decades, I can now look back and say that it was a wise decision. The reason why it was wise is because I followed what I knew God wanted me to do.
So your wisdom will be in the Word of God, doing what God wants you to do. When people see you doing that, they will acknowledge your wisdom. They may not praise God, but they will praise you for your wisdom and understanding. So our wisdom is in keeping the commandments of God, doing what He instructs. So fill your heart with the Word of God and let it live there and bring fruit for God's glory.