Lesson #5, Part 3
Recently for a 4 week period, I had the opportunity to share these lessons with the family Sunday School class that we attend. Because I am not a regular teacher, preparing for these weeks has distracted me from completing part 3 of the fifth lesson.
It is neat to see how God directs others in their message preparations to match up perfectly with an ongoing theme that God is showing and using in our lives. Since my last posting, during an outreach ministry in our local city park, our pastor preached a message to our church and park goers on the Brevity of Life. Then again on the eighth of August, he preached on Applying Wisdom. It never gets old to see God working to overlay teaching from different sources to drive home a point we need.
In my last post I said that I wanted to discuss how wisdom is applied in two general ways and while I didn’t say what these two ways were it in the blog, I did in our Sunday School class and these were: to our physical life and to our spiritual life. But the more I began to mediate on it I was reminded that this was the wrong approach. To apply God’s wisdom to the root of our being is to apply wisdom to our spiritual life because our physical life is only an outworking of our spiritual life.
In the last post we ended discussing Psalm 90:12 which says:
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
And we talked about the purpose of numbering our days which is to apply our hearts unto wisdom. We briefly went through the topic of what is wisdom and how to obtain it. Because my pastor did a great job in his message several Sunday nights ago, instead of me spending many words expounding on a topic that he has done a masterful job in doing I want to refer you to his message on the topic of Applying Wisdom. You can listen to his full message here. So get you Bible out or go to your favorite Bible website, turn to James chapter 3 and listen to Pastor Bryan Ferrell as he does some expository teaching on Applying Wisdom.
So what did you think? I trust you took the time to listen to Pastor Ferrell message and found it useful. As you can see from the link, there are many other sermons available from Pastor Ferrell available at your fingertips. Why not add this link to your favorites!
On my next blog post (which I hope to have posted a lot sooner) I will wrap this topic up and plan to have a few posts from my family on how God has used this experience in their life.