All you need is love…well maybe wisdom too

Published 7:06 pm Saturday, October 26, 2019

Karen Stevens

I have been watching a reality “court” show on TV, and as I watch, I think to myself, “are these people for real?”  “Can they really think like that?” Do they know anything about the law?  

In James 1:5 it states to pray for wisdom and God will give it.  

It doesn’t say you have to be a Christian to ask.  

The exact wording is “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God.”  Everyone should ask for wisdom from God.  

We all need to know what to do, at the right time.  

Everyday life is a joy with all the things God gives us.  Spouses, children, grandchildren, good-paying jobs, nice homes, etc.  

But with all these joys, come decisions.  Hard decisions that are important to what our future holds.  We can change our future at one good, or bad turn.  

Wisdom will give you the benefit to make those good turns.  

Let’s face it, all of us have gotten into a routine; some good, some bad.  We need to learn how to change those bad habits into good.  

Albert Einstein is widely credited with saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.”  We need a plan to change the rut we have sunk into.  

Life is like a newborn child, it does not come with instructions, or does it?  The people who say that children or life don’t come with instructions, must not have read the Bible.  

1 Corinthians 13:13 states “but the greatest of these is love.”   (Did you notice that is in 13:13 but that’s for a different article!)  

There is a song by the Beatles called “All you need is love”.  It says, “all you need is love and it’s easy”.  

So, if you have love, you know how to take care of a child.  Feed them, clothe them, protect them; all these things are credited to love.  

Oh, you say “what about all the things you have to decide about, like what they can have, what they can’t have, how they should act, etc.?”  Maybe the song isn’t quite accurate. You need love and you need wisdom.  

James tells us to pray for wisdom and he also tells us in vs 4:2-3 that you have not because you ask not.  

First, the Bible tells us to pray for wisdom, then it says you have not because you ask not.  I have repeated this statement because I don’t think a lot of people are praying for wisdom.  

Wisdom is one of the most important things to be able to live this life, and God says He will give it to us if we just ask Him.  

Solomon asks for wisdom, and Proverbs is one of the wisest councils in the Bible.  

Solomon asks for wisdom over wealth and power.  Yet he not only received wisdom, but he received the wealth and power through wisdom.  

Ask for wisdom, pray for wisdom, beg for wisdom.  Not only for yourself but all your family, friends and loved ones.  

Just think what our country would be like if everyone had wisdom.  With wisdom, they would know God is God.  

And not as many Americans would end up in court, because they could figure out a solution before they got to that point, and they wouldn’t look like fools on TV.


Karen Y. Stevens is the founder of Orange County Christian Writers Guild