14 Jan Why Wisdom & Revelation Matter
“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, 18having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,”
Wisdom and revelation are not the product of our efforts to collect or memorize data about God, but rather, they are the fruit of relationship with Him. It is God in us that produces both the desire and the ability to do what pleases Him (PHIL. 2:13).
Observe the language Paul uses to describe the spiritual landscape revealed by wisdom and revelation: “What is the hope . . . what are the riches . . . and what is the immeasurable greatness” (vv.18-19)?
Wisdom and revelation implant truth in our hearts, which then births hope, wealth, and power in our attitudes. So the fruit of authentic wisdom and revelation in our lives is the attitudes that Paul describes! Wisdom and revelation’s first fruits show up in our hearts.
Questions to consider with the Holy Spirit
- How has the Spirit opened the eyes of your heart to see all that God has given you in Jesus?
- How has God given you revelation and wisdom to see the worth and value hidden in the people around you?
- How would it affect your plans for tomorrow if you knew beyond any doubt that the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit was working in and through all you do?
Pray and Declare
Declare these things in your prayer time.
- I have been given the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that I may know Jesus better (EPH. 1:17).
- I can see the hope of God’s calling on my life and the riches He has deposited in the believers around me (EPH. 1:18).
- The same mighty power that resurrected Jesus now lives inside of me (ROM. 8:11).
Live it Out
“[God] put all things under [Christ’s] feet and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all” (Eph. 1:22-23). As members of Jesus’ body, our lives reflect His glory! All things have been placed under His feet. Do you realize what that means? As we are part of His body, all things have been placed under us! We have authority. Our lives release wisdom and revelation of Jesus to those around us. We reveal the position, connection, and power that are available in Him.
Where do you feel called to share wisdom and revelation? Take time this week to ask the Holy Spirit one way that you can demonstrate who He is in that place. Look for any needs that are around you. Pray for those who are injured or sick and use the authority that Jesus gave to the Church. One of Jesus’ mission statements was to “heal the brokenhearted.” In His wisdom, He revealed the love of the Father to those who needed hope and good news. Look for those who appear sad, depressed, or poor in spirit and encourage and build them up.
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