Proverbs 8:22–36; 3 John 1–15; Matthew 12:15–21
God has been in possession of wisdom in eternity. Before anything was created, God was wise. As we are made in his image (Gen 1:27), we too are to get wisdom. There is no better way to do this than to walk in the truth. This is not only a matter of believing correct doctrine. Walking in the truth involves living it out by leading an upright and repentant life, and supporting those who proclaim the truth.
There may be no better way to walk in the truth than to join in the journey of those who have “gone out for the sake of the name.” Pray for missionaries today (and every day). Listen to the Spirit about how else God would have you support them. Pray for your pastor and other pastors and evangelists in your community and in the whole Church. They proclaim the one who is God’s wisdom in the flesh, he who brings truth and wisdom, as well as hope and peace, to the whole world.
This is how we acquire wisdom: by walking in the truth together, as the Church of Christ, and for his sake.
Prayer: Help me, Holy Spirit, to walk by faith in the truth of the Word, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Today’s devotion was written by Mark Ryman, Communications Coordinator for the NALC.