Being The UnderDog

And we all wish it happened to us.

Proverbs 21:1-31

Reference: “One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭21:22‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: We love a story where the under dog comes out on top. The David and Goliath style story that shows the person who was doomed to fail ending up the winner.

We hear about it in sporting events, we see it in nearly every romantic comedy and we marvel at it in business. And we all wish it happened to us.

Well, I think it can.

We are all too aware of our own faults so often we stop ourselves from speaking up or stepping out of our comfort zone. And yet, with God and His wisdom at our side, we have the power to stand up to the strongest competition.

Application: In Proverbs 21:22 it says “One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust.” That’s not just those who are in positions of great power, because the writer would name them specifically like he has already done.

Now, anyone who reads the Word and connects into God can gain wisdom. God does not give us wisdom just to feel good about ourselves. No, He gives us wisdom so we can act upon it.

It is when we act within His wisdom that great and mighty things can happen.

Prayer: Lord, Your wisdom is powerful and You offer it to us freely through Your word. May we take it in and apply it to our lives. Amen.

How can you live out God’s mighty wisdom today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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