Gems On The Sword!


Guest Post — Jeanette Andrade

Rule and Reign with Wisdom January 8

Scripture Selection: Psalm 8:4-8; Proverbs 8:1-18; Eph. 1:8-11

Food for Thought (meditate on this): Eph. 1:8

I’m one of those strange people that doesn’t mind being called for jury duty. (Although it’s not very convenient with my busy schedule!) I figure we Spirit-filled Christians ought to be applying the wisdom He gave us in the legal system and in every aspect of our lives. We have the advantage of His Spirit guiding us and helping us discern in every situation, but sometimes we shirk our duty. Consequently, we hand over the decision to those who can only go by their natural thought process and may be subject to the whims of the enemy or of their flesh, and contrary to God’s will.

Godly wisdom is the tool that He gave for us to rule and reign in our lives to fulfill the will of God according to His Word. Along with wisdom, God gave us authority as part of His original plan to put us in charge of His creation. It’s wonderful to know that He put all things under our feet. You name it, and we have authority over it; our finances, our health, our thoughts, etc.

What an awesome responsibility we have as believers to rule and reign in this life. Today, let’s take charge of the realms of our authority and seek God’s wisdom so that we reign with Him and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Digging Deeper: ________________________________________________________________

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11 Responses to Gems On The Sword!

  1. suyts says:

    I like this, it goes well with yesterday’s gems. From man’s foolishness to God’s Wisdom.

  2. Gene Nemetz says:

    Speaking of the Bible, are we all obeying the verse that says to pray for our leaders? When Paul wrote that verse he didn’t say to just pray for the ones we like. He said leaders.

    1 Timothy 2:1-2
    Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

    • suyts says:

      We absolutely should pray for leaders. Some need a lot more help than others.

    • Bruce says:

      I do sometimes. It is not easy praying for an unmarried unrepentant atheist who is shacked up with her hairdresser in the Lodge in Canberra, and who lies rather often. But yes I do pray for her and her government occasionally.

      • Gene Nemetz says:

        All leaders are made one for a reason. We don’t understand everything. We just have to be thankful, and pray. some day we will understand and it will be fascinating.

    • J Sue says:

      I’m so glad you brought that up! I believe if we all did more praying for our leaders than complaining about them, we would have better outcomes.

  3. Gene Nemetz says:

    America does really need to turn to God. There’s something very wrong with a Nation that has Texas Chainsaw 3D as its top movie grosser. There is something very wrong in America.

  4. Bruce says:

    Uh oh. The Ps 8: 4-8 NIV passage is the 2011 edition. My 1984 edition has no ‘mankind’ or ‘human beings’ rubbish. Nor does the KJV, which is more 1:1 with the Greek. I suspect some bright spark has been playing around with a great Christ prophesy verse. Which is why I have avoided replacing my rather battered NIV Bible. If it falls apart I’m going to have to look at a different translation.

    • suyts says:

      Yeh, it’s a difficult issue. I’m preferable to the KJV, but, not quite like some….

      • J Sue says:

        For even more insight on the deeper meaning of scriptures, I find it really helpful to read the Bible in another language(s), which in my case is the Reina Valera Spanish version, just as President James Adams did.

      • suyts says:

        That’s a great idea, I’ll have to give it a whirl.

        Jeanette, it’s president John Adams. James Adams was the famed hunter that they made the TV show, “Grizzly Adams” about. 🙂

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