Who Are Wise and Understanding among Us?

Sep 5, 1999
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 239; 358; 381/311; 53
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, we come before You this day and humbly confess our many sins. You have wisely revealed Your will for us in Your Word, yet we in foolish pride have so often turned away from Your Word and followed our own sinful desires. Cleanse our hearts, O Lord, through the blood of Jesus and fill them with true wisdom and godly desires. Lead us to say and to do only those things which serve to glorify Your name. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 84

First Reading: 

Numbers 12:1-15

Miriam and Aaron once foolishly rebelled against Moses in the wilderness. Using their own worldly wisdom, they opposed his marriage to an Ethiopian woman. God demonstrated His displeasure with their rebellion by causing Miriam to become leprous for seven days. Let us not foolishly rebel against our God, but rather pray for heavenly wisdom to guide our ways!

Second Reading: 

Luke 6:6-11

The scribes and Pharisees of Jesus’ day followed worldly wisdom when they taught people that they were saved by doing the works of the law. Blinded by their own errors, they foolishly opposed Jesus, God’s Son and their only hope of salvation. May we ever look to Jesus alone for guidance in life and for the hope of eternal salvation!