To Present to Thee a Heart of Wisdom

To Present to Thee a Heart of Wisdom

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  • “Lord, teach us to number our days that we may present to Thee a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).
  • There is a big difference between doing good and doing what you are good at. The latter will bring you the honor of men; the former is the example that Jesus set us (Acts 10:38).

A heart of wisdom always…

  1. is honest and humble
    • Our response to God’s rebuke against sin in our life must always be: honest like David’s, “I am the man… I have sinned” (II Samuel 12:7,13); and humble like the tax-gatherer’s, “God be merciful to me the sinner” (Luke 18:13).
    • If you’re humble, Satan will resist you. If you’re proud God will resist you! (I Peter 5:5-9)
  2. is desperately hungry for God
    • If you are daily watching and waiting at God’s gates for wisdom, you will receive life and favor from the Lord (Proverbs 8:34-35).
  3. only seeks God’s favor
    • Never seek the favor of men because the heart of Man is deceptively wicked (John 2:24; Jeremiah 17:9).
    • The prayer of Jesus (Matthew 26:39) is greater than the prayer of Jabez (I Chronicles 4:9-10). Value God’s favor more than His blessing.
  4. is rich toward God and His kingdom
    • It was because he laid up treasure only for Himself and was not rich toward God, that the rich man was a fool (Luke 12:16-21).
    • A fundamental principle of the New Covenant is, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
    • If you are calculating in how you bless others, then God will be calculating in how He blesses you (Luke 6:38).
  5. has the heart of the Good Shepherd
    • When Jesus builds His Church, He gathers people from different backgrounds, and gives them shepherds who have the same heart that He has (Jeremiah 3:12-15).
    • Jesus is looking for those who will stand in the gap (Ezekiel 22:30) for others by interceding on their behalf. This is what Jesus is doing constantly, seated at the Father’s right hand (Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25).

 

Speaker: Santosh Poonen

Santosh Poonen is a disciple of Jesus; a husband & father; and an elder at RLCF. He is passionate about Jesus and His Church.

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