Wednesday, December 20, 2017

DAILY?READINGS: Nehemiah 7:1-73; Zechariah 2:1-3:10; Revelation 12:1-17

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

Reuben A. Torrey (1856-1928), evangelist, teacher, and author, was teaching a class on James. When he came to James 1:5 he asked the students what the primary secret of obtaining wisdom is. Everyone replied, “Asking God.” After making them think a little more about the matter, he told them that they had missed the point. He then kindly informed them that the primary secret of obtaining wisdom is realizing we lack it. —W. Ross Rainey

Oh, teach us more of Thy blest ways,
Thou holy Lamb of God!
And fix and root us in Thy grace,
As those redeemed by blood. —James Hutton