“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone” (James 1:5-6, NLT).

In some mythical Greek and Roman stories, the gods cause mischief and take great delight in watching the helpless humans deal with the mayhem.

God isn’t like that – he doesn’t amuse himself by causing us trouble. Rather, he enjoys our successes and provides everything we need for life. When we ask for daily bread, we acknowledge his sovereignty and our dependence on him. When we ask for wisdom, we humble ourselves before the one who IS wisdom and he freely gives it. The wise are the ones who know where it comes from and who to ask.

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