“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
Chris's comment on 2020-05-23 01:42:27:
The book of James, as with Hebrews, is generally understood to have been written to Jewish Christians (as we refer to them now as, Messianic Jews). They are very much a part of Christ's Church but their backgrounds & understanding of Scripture required these letters to be written with them in mind.
James 1:5, therefore speaks to believers (specifically to the twelve tribes of Israel scattered abroad) & not to unbelievers, simply because unbelievers wouldn't think of asking God for wisdom or anything else. Sometimes, in their desperation they may call out to God, but these truths don't speak about those people.
Our present day application would be that, not only for wisdom, but for anything that we ask of our Father, He will give according to His Will but we have to believe that He can & will (1 Jn 5:14,15). Many folk ask amiss (Js 1:6-8, 4:3) & don't receive. If we are close to God, in our love & obedience to Him, then His Spirit intercedes on our behalf (helps us) with what we should ask (Rom 8:26,27). So if we are listening closely to Him, then it changes completely what things we ask for. Many people are disappointed when they ask & don't receive. It is not that God is not listening, it is because we're asking to satisfy our desires & not of His Will.
Melle's comment on 2020-05-22 19:24:53:
The Bible says If any one lacks wisdom...... Who is the any one? Does it only refers to christains? How was James speaking to? How can we apply this today?
MockingBird's comment on 2015-02-28 05:57:27:
God 's word is wisdom that we need : We not always know what God says to do in every situation circumstance of life : God will not condemn us or ridicule us when we ask for His wisdom to know what we should do. God says to come boldly unto the throne of Grace that we may obtain mercy and find Grace to help in time of need. We I must know that what God says for me to do will always be contrary to what my flesh may want : So I must make sure that I with God 's help can and will do what He says to do. My flesh is alway very prideful : I must crucify my flesh and go with what God says. His riches are so much worthy that the so called riches of what my flesh wants and then to stand on what God says even if it means till God takes me home. Having done all to Stand : Stand : Glory to God : Victory !!!! A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
caspar's comment on 2015-02-28 04:43:27:
This is one of the best questions that one can ever ask of the Lord In 1Kings 3:5 the Lord asked Solomon what he wanted. In v.9 of the same chapter Solomon asks for wisdom because he loved his bretheren so much he wanted to rule righteously and to not tyrranize over them. In v.10 it says "and the speech pleased the Lord " May we all ask the Lord to give us the wisdom to "love our neighbour as ourselves "
Will Knau's comment on 2014-11-05 08:51:22:
If anyone lacks wisdom knowledge intelligence,just simply ask God. Any request for knowledge is a stepping stone to finding the truth of or in all knowledge. He promises here that you will not be reproached, upbraideth not chastised, 'put down '. The promise here is you will receive the knowledge that you request. He doesn 't say he 's going to help someone just because they are christian or they might be a religous leader either. This is for everyone that needs help. That is reflected in the surrounding verses.
Anonymous's comment on 2014-01-22 06:01:23:
Jehovah God is the ultimate Source of all true wisdom. He is generous with it, sharing it freely with those who want his guidance and who seek to live by it.
Abram's comment on 2014-01-17 18:23:48:
James is telling us Christian to be strong in our Faith and believe in Christ .And he is telling us it will not be easy in this Faith ,but if we trust God and be leave his only Son, and that is
Wisdom.He was kille but believing that his father can do all things and he committed his life in his wisdom
Thompson Fadirepo's comment on 2013-09-17 22:41:37:
I think the book of James is a book to be read by Christians always, because is a book necessary for christian maturity.
Daniel's comment on 2013-09-04 04:14:54:
Wisdom to understand why we are going through situations is lacked in many christians, hence christians so often respond to many situations carnally. God gives without holding back anything for the good of His children. All we need to do is ask in faith and in faith believe that you have received it.
gladz's comment on 2011-07-15 03:28:34:
i thank God in his promise that if anyone lack wisdom and he/she just ask God to pour out his wisdom without doubt,it shall be given more than we ask.. Glory to God in the highest!