Daniel…was found to have a keen mind and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to…solve difficult problems. Daniel 5:12, NIV
What’s the most dangerous occupation in America? It might be logging. The risk of death to loggers is thirty times higher than the average job nationwide. The leading cause of death is mishandled contact with logging machines, and many times it is because of bad decision-making. There’s a science to planning how and where a tree falls when cut. One error in judgment, and tragedy can strike.
Few of us are loggers, but we all make decisions.
Daniel was a man who made many decisions and who had the ability to solve difficult problems. God gave Him remarkable wisdom, and Daniel always gave God the credit and glory for it. The honor of the Lord was Daniel’s first priority, and he knew how to cut through issues. He never let trees fall on those around him.
Ask God for the attitude of Daniel. The Lord can give you wisdom for wise decisions. He can impart a keen mind and knowledge and understanding whenever you find yourself out on a limb.
It is the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer, making God’s wisdom a reality in their life.
James L. Snyder