A great benefit of our faith is that we’re not left to flounder in folly and ignorance. We have the Bible to guide us heavenward and answer each day’s perplexities. Scripture equips us for “every good work” and informs our minds so that “we understand more than our teachers…more than the ancients,” because we revere His Word (Ps. 119:99-100). But we also encounter troubling dilemmas, pressing decisions not dealt with in Scripture. For these we have inward wisdom from the Spirit, wisdom from above, which is “peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruit” (James 3:15). When we lack wisdom (and who does not often lack wisdom?), we simply ask of God, who gives liberally, and wisdom will be given” (James 1:5). Thus guided homeward by the Spirit and the Word, we confidently say, “Lord, You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you receive me to glory” (Ps. 73:24).
Blessings, Richard Kirby