June 4, 2020

Asking for Wisdom Comes With This ONE Condition | An In-depth Look at James 1:6

Asking for Wisdom Comes With This ONE Condition | An In-depth Look at James 1:6

When God tells you to ask Him for wisdom, He also gives you ONE condition when you do. Join us on The Simple Truth 2-Minute Bible Study to dig deeper and understand more of James 1:6. 

Transcript

JULIE 0:05

Do you find it hard to trust God when you’re in the midst of trials? 

God tells us to ask Him for wisdom during these trials, BUT it comes with one condition and we read it in James 1:6 and it says from the NIV version, “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind”

You see, the people at the time of James’ writing were known to consult false idols, or false gods when they needed answers. And it seems that we aren’t that different today. Many of us tend to look to pop culture, or Oprah or the latest fads and traditions to direct our steps.

James tells us that we are to ask GOD ALONE for wisdom and to have complete confidence and assurance in what He tells us. And if you don’t, you’re like a wave of the sea. 

What a great visual image James gives us here. 

The idea is of water on the sea rising and falling into peaks because of heavy winds. 

So, picture this in your mind, if you will, you see a great pointed wave on the sea, and the tops of these waves are caught by the wind and broken into a mist that travels in many different directions. 

And just like the waves, those who doubt are controlled by every new feeling that comes to their minds. 

Unfortunately, I can relate here. 

One minute you’re full of hope and faith that God will do what He says He will do, and then the next moment, it’s like doubt and uncertainty creep into my mind, and I am restless and unstable just like the waves. 

So what do we do? 

According to our verse today we must believe and not doubt God will do what He says He will do. 

And that’s The Simple Truth. Never miss an episode of The Simple Truth by subscribing at TheSimpleTruthPodcast.com AND remember to add The Simple Truth 2-Minute Bible Study to your morning routine on Alexa or Google Nest. 

I’m Julie Carruth and I’ll see you again tomorrow.