I wonder. When we ask God for wisdom, are we primarily asking it for our needs or to help others?
In Solomon’s case it was for the sake of people:
“So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”–1 Kings 3:9
Today, we need to seek a fresh wisdom to win the souls of our families, communities, and the nations.
“He that winneth souls is wise”–Proverbs 11:30
If we were able to look at statistics concerning our prayers, what would be the percentages of how often we ask for wisdom to help others in comparison to asking for wisdom for our own needs? There is nothing wrong with asking for help for ourselves, but I wonder if we are out of balance? Are we asking MORE often to have wisdom for ourselves, or wisdom for the benefit of others? What would our statistic sheet look like?
“When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures”.–James 4:3
When we look outwardly to the needs of other, God will take care of our needs.
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”–Matthew 6:33
Without this fresh outward wisdom, our families, communities, and nation will continue to suffer the devastation of foolishness.