Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (KJV); And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
In the previous devotions, we learnt about the first degree of faith which is the knowledge of God and the second degree which is to believe God personally. The third degree is wisdom in faith.
Faith requires wisdom.
When faith is not exercised in wisdom, it may either destroy the man who seeks to demonstrate this faith or stumble those who observe him walking in “faith”.
For example, must we go around drinking poison because the Bible says in Mark 16:18 that if we drink any deadly thing we shall not die? Well, there are people who have attempted to demonstrate their faith in this way and died for it because this faith was not exercised with wisdom.
In Romans 14:21 (AMP), the Bible cautions us not to do anything that makes a brother stumble, hurts his conscience, offends or weakens him. The English Standard Version of Romans 14:22 says, “The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God.”
If a man watches you demonstrate faith, may he never leave with questions. His conscience is more important to God than your need to demonstrate divine power.
By wisdom, our faith not only brings answers to us but it also ministers to those who watch this faith in action.
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 14:21-22, Mark 16:18
GOLDEN NUGGET: Faith requires wisdom. By wisdom, our faith not only brings answers to us but it also ministers to those who watch this faith in action.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. You are wisdom and live inside me. I know that I am wise, not by character but by nature. Because of this, my every act of faith testifies of Your power and draws many people to the Kingdom of Light. In Jesus’ name, Amen.