Proverbs 28:5 “Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.”
God’s promise states that if we seek the Lord, we will be able to understand all things. The capacity for us to understand is not something innate or learned. It is given.
Wisdom’s twin is understanding. We should seek them both.
Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
Should we find ourselves lacking, all we need do is ask.
James 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
To consider the “all things” about which God is speaking, we must be seekers first. To seek Him, we must have faith.
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
The revelation of knowledge that God gives is such that we are given what we need when we need it. Some would covet to know the sum of all things. That may come from a heart desiring to use it to control situations, circumstances, or people.
When I need it, I think receiving what I need keeps me dependent on God and in close relation with Him. Seeing the situation any other way puts us in jeopardy of pride, covetousness, and selfishness.
Sin will cloud our judgment. Our passage says as much.
We constantly fight our nature and natural responses to keep diligently seeking Him.
But today’s meditation begs the thought, “What confidence I can have when I totally rely on God for the wisdom and understanding He has promised!” We should not worry or fret over that which we do not possess.
But, should we lack, all we need do is trust His promise of understanding that will be given at the time needed.
As we start this week, let us not be so busy as to neglect to spend time with the One who gives wisdom and understanding to all who seek Him.