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. He and his wife Meghan have six children, and live in Loveland, Colorado, USA. Santosh is the son of Zac and Annie Poonen. He works in the IT industry and is an elder at RLCF.

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