Happy 2022! I pray that this year brings many opportunities to know God more.
Each year I have chosen a theme. I haven’t always stuck to my theme, but I hope to do better this year. This year I want to focus on the fear of the Lord. This is a multi-faceted concept, and the book of Proverbs provides a lot of verses to study.
A repeated theme relating to the fear of the Lord is the idea of gaining wisdom. I think we get simple knowledge mixed up with wisdom. We need wisdom to know how to handle knowledge correctly. We often see newscasters with opposite viewpoints take the same information (knowledge) and present it a different way. As a Christian my hope is to gain wisdom and understanding to apply to what I see and hear. I can gain wisdom by asking God (James 1:5) who gives abundantly, and I will receive it.
Dear Heavenly Father, as we begin a new year, please help us to seek You for wisdom. Please give as You have promised. Thank You for giving so freely.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.