Favor with God and Man
Scripture: Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and men.
Observation: That is what I should be doing, growing in wisdom and stature. I know I should be seen in favor with God, but why with men? My job is to spread the gospel and to bring others to Christ. If people don’t respect me they won’t respect what I say. My actions will prove to others that I’m sincere in my faith. I should never compromise my love and beliefs of God however to win people over as friends.
Application: Today in church we learned wisdom was the application of knowledge. I need to use the knowledge I have for the glory of God and to live a life that makes people notice. Then use this wisdom to bring others to Christ.
Prayer: Dear Lord I ask for wisdom to do your will. Open my heart and mind to the things you desire of me. I love you Lord and want to please you. Show me how.