Making wise the simple

Making wise the simple

Psalm 19:7b “The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”

[We are all foolish in our natural, fallen selves, especially, Lord, in the light of your deep and wide, full and powerful wisdom. In comparison with you, we are all very simple. Especially in the light of your complexity, your creativity, your designing all aspects of the universe with deep detail and wide wisdom.

Just think of the structure of a cell, as complex as any city, complete with systems of communication, transportation, manufacturing and garbage disposal! And who can understand the power that holds together the positive protons in the nucleus of an atom?   Colossians 1:13 gives us a clue: Jesus “is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Who can know the paths of the stars? Who can know what is right in every situation? Only you, Lord God–and you have graciously revealed a portion of that wisdom with us in your Word.

Praise you for your generosity in sharing some of your deep, wide and powerful thoughts with us! Help us today to admit our simplistic approach to life and to embrace instead your rich, multifaceted wisdom, submitting ourselves to your Way, your Word, your Wonderful love–doing good to our enemies, praying for those who persecute us, blessing those who harm us, giving thanks in all things. May you thus be honored in our lives.]

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