Today we have access to an endless knowledge at the click of a mouse, yet that knowledge does us no good if we don’t know how to use it. Auto maker Henry Ford asked electrical genius Charlie Steinmetz to build the generators for his factory. One day the generators ground to a halt, and the repairmen couldn’t find the problem; So, Ford called Steinmetz, who tinkered with the machines for a few hours and then threw the switch. The generators whirred to life-but Ford got a bill for $10,000 from Steinmetz. Flabbergasted, the rather tightfisted car maker inquired why the bill was so big; Steinmetz’s reply: For tinkering with the generators, $10. For knowing where to tinker, $9,990. Ford paid the bill.
Although Charlie Steinmetz tried, you really can’t place a value on wisdom. The Word of God offers us all the knowledge that we will ever need, to not only survive this life, but prepare for the next; Yet many of us simply don’t have the wisdom to use it correctly. James lets us know that wisdom is not as hard to get as one may think. If you lack wisdom, just ask God for it! However, when you ask…you ask in faith. That means, when you ask, be prepared to use it. For us to ask in faith implies that we are ready and willing to receive the gift of wisdom because we have been desperately seeking it within His Word. Do you lack wisdom? Ask God, go to His word and He will show it to you!