Got Wisdom?

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” —James 1:5

chspurgeon_preacherNo doubt many other persons lack wisdom because they are not instructed in gospel doctrine. It is wonderful how Satan will plague many timid hearts with the doctrine of election. That doctrine, rightly understood, is full of comfort; but, distorted and misrepresented, it often appears to be a bolt to shut sinners out from mercy— the fact being that it shuts none out, but shuts tens of thousands in. Why, the very doctrine of the atonement is not understood by many, while they are under a sense of sin. If they could see that Christ took their sins and carried their sorrows; if they could perceive the meaning of that word, “substitution,” light might break in. The window of the understanding is blocked up with ignorance, if we could but clean away the cobwebs and filth, then might the light of the knowledge of Christ come streaming in, and they might rejoice in his salvation. Well, dear friends, if you are be-mired and be-puzzled with difficult doctrine, the text comes to you and says, “If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God.”

—Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Delivered Sunday Morning, February 17, 1867 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 13 Sermon No. 735, “Loving Advice for Anxious Seekers”


About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

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  1. Wisdom is gained through time especially in facing the challenges of life positively. And it is most achieved when God is the center of our everyday living.

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