God's Word is Wisdom (James 1:58)
Chapter one versus five through eight. If any of you lacks wisdom. Let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith with no doubting for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that has driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord, he is a double minded man unstable in all his ways These verses are so good as we approach a presidential election for those who are listening who are followers of Jesus in the United States. And wondering. How To vote who to vote for and wrestling through different issues different dynamics in that for some, it seems clear for others it feels less clear Suda come to James Chapter One, verse five and hear God say if you lack wisdom ask me because I give generously to all without reproach and it will be given him. I what a promised obviously with anything wherever walking through where we need wisdom or need discernment. To Look to God into know into believe, he promises to give the wisdom we need. So as we think about how to Stewart a vote in presidential election, we have a promise a direct promise from God that he will give us the wisdom. We need to apply his word to how we steward our vote I, WANNA WANNA. Comfort, what an encouragement and then on a whole `nother level even as we pray for leaders and our country for current leaders for future leaders. This passage drives us to pray that they would ask and seek God for wisdom. Like this is the whole picture, we see all over scripture I think about Solomon and I kings chapter three as he is leading God's people and he says I don't know how to carry out my duties. Please give me wisdom and God is so pleased by that request and gives them wisdom and far more than that when you get proverbs and you see over and over and over again, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom. So to look to God to trust in God to seek God for wisdom, we want to pray for this and our political leaders and church leaders in leaders of homes like in every kind of leadership in one of our lives for that matter like what a promise from God with so many implications for our lives and for the world around us. So let's let's do it. Let's ask God for wisdom God we we come to you directly based on your word to us in James Chapter One, Verse Five You promised to give wisdom when we ask. So right now we're asking in faith not doubting were believing. The you will give us. The discernment we need for how to steward our vote in the election. There were walking through his followers of Jesus in the United States. Certainly driven pray for wisdom and so many other ways right now over every person who's listening who's walking through different challenges and different circumstances where they need wisdom I don't know what to do please give it and as I pray that I know you will give it when we ask and we don't doubt. So God we ask for wisdom our lives we ask for wisdom specifically in our voting God. We pray for political leaders now and in the future to seek you for wisdom to go to you for wisdom, God, please deliver us from foolishness. From the opposite of wisdom from foolishness in our lives, God please deliver leaders around us from foolishness health and to seek you for wisdom your word and your spirit for wisdom God we pray for this. God We pray the hood raise up leaders know that left to themselves they are unwise. But when they seek you, they find wisdom God we pray for that. And pray for that in our lives. And in leaders around US leaders in our homes leaders in our churches and re pray for this and leaders in our country for your wisdom and reprise you for your generosity. Give it to us when we ask in Jesus name, we pray and we receive. Amen.