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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

“‘The report I heard in my country about your deeds and your wisdom is true,’ she told the king. ‘I did not believe the report until I came and saw with my own eyes that not even the half had been told me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report I heard.’” (1 KINGS 10:6-7)

What is the one thing that once you have it can never be taken away? Wisdom.

One of the most wise men in history was King Solomon. He was so wise that people throughout the world knew of him. This was in the era before mass communication - no television, phone or Internet - and still he was known far and wide. This is in direct contradiction to who our current celebrities are, many who are known for their lack of wisdom rather than anything else.

We are tested daily, much like the Queen of Sheba tested Solomon. We are always looking for an excuse to prove God wrong, to trick Him. We, instead, should be looking for ways to praise Him and prove Him right consistently. When the Queen of Sheba realized how truly wise Solomon was, her demeanor changed and she went from questions to blessings. We need to do that, too. We need to remember that God is truly wise and knows what is best for us.


Today help me to look to You for wisdom.

Help me find ways to praise You.

Today let me be still and listen at Your feet.


Dierdre DeMemmo
Claims Assistance Counselor, Avera

1 KINGS 10:1-10 • PSALM 37:5-6, 30-31, 39-40 • MARK 7:14-23

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