Scripture: from verses 16 and 17
I keep asking…the Father of Glory to give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you will have full knowledge of Him.
Observation: Sha’ul (Paul) prayed for us to understand God. For us to have “full knowledge” of God. Kinda like “full throttle,” I suppose – opening up a source of power that can launch us into greater and greater speeds.
It says in Proverbs that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. It also says that we should seek wisdom more than riches. (Admittedly it also points out that wisdom will lead to riches, so it’s not as if we’re sacrificing much on that account.) I think this is why – because with divine wisdom and revelation we have full knowledge of God, and with full knowledge of God we can do anything.
Application: Seek wisdom. Watch for it and cling to it whenever you do find it. Learn more about God.
Prayer: Father of Glory, give me a spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that I may have full knowledge of you. It says right here that this is a good thing to ask for, so I’m asking. Teach me to know you, and teach me to recognize wisdom when I see it. I want to know your truth, God, so please reveal it. Amen.