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James 1:5 (NKJV)

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

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James 1:5 is a popular Bible verse in the New Testament that reveals the willingness of God the Father to give good things to His children.

Do you ever feel like you’re in a fog? It’s like everything seems to have a hazy coating, and you can’t see clearly. It’s like trying to take a deep breath of fresh air on a hot, steamy summer day. What you yearn for just isn’t available.

This is what it’s like to lack wisdom. There is a fascinating Greek meaning for the word, wisdom, which is: clear. That says it all, doesn’t it? If we have wisdom, things are clearer. We see and understand.


It might be worldly wisdom or spiritual wisdom God gives us. Either way, the fog dissipates and we begin to see clearly. He gives us the clarity to understand what we need to do and what we need to say.

When we gain knowledge because of where we’ve been and what we have lacked in the past, we have a newfound liberty and strength to go forward unafraid. With wisdom comes strength and honor.

Wisdom itself speaks in Proverbs 8:14.

Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom;
am understanding, I have strength.

There is much to be gained when we have wisdom. James 1:5 says that God gives wisdom liberally when we ask Him.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Now, what does “without reproach” mean? 

Unlocking the Truth - Without Reproach

Have you ever heard (or spoke) the phrase, “I told you so?” These words can be a term of “reproach,” which means: accuse of a fault, rebuke, disgrace. God promises He will not do this to us. He gives us wisdom without saying, “I told you so.”

Maybe we’ve been trying to do it on our own, getting all the education the world offers, learning from others and paying our dues by getting out there and doing it ourselves. None of these are bad, but after a period of time it seems like nothing is working and we’ve hit a wall.


When we finally look up and come willingly to the Father and ask Him for wisdom instead of trying to grasp it on our own, He simply gives it. He doesn’t chide us or make us feel guilty for not coming sooner. He doesn’t say, “I told you so.”

But like a loving and patient father, He simply gives us what we asked for.


His ways are righteous and ever so gentle, like a loving Daddy. He rejoices when we look up to Him and depend upon Him, instead of doing it all ourselves.

When we recognize our need for Him, we are blessed. When we pursue Him, we are blessed indeed. When we commit our way to Him, He does it for us. Oh hallelujah, Lord Jesus! Thank You for Your faithfulness. We love you.

Study the Bible verse of James 1:5 and gain wisdom by coming to the Father and asking.



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