TOPIC: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEHAVIOURAL WISDOM
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18: 14. And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.
Beloved, I welcome you to another of Daily Encounter! Yesterday, we did establish that behavioural wisdom is wisdom that follows your character. And when character is lost all is lost according to Billy Graham.
Therfore to be successful in life there is a level of wisdom one must possess because it is wisdom that determine the solididity of your character. Today we shall be stating the reasons why behavoural wisdom is important.
The importance of behavioural wisdom
1. You will need this wisdom to maintain a good name because it takes a solid character to maintain a good name(Ecc.7:1): It is quite unfortunate that many Christians are gradually loosing their names to fame and riches! The Bible said;
Proverbs 22: 1. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
It is foolishness to get rich and loose your name! Don’t get rich and lose your name! Infact, every organization that outlast the founders are organizations with a good name.
This good name is what organizations work hard to defend that is why we have quality control. The same applies to individuals! Maintaining a good name takes a solid integrity.
Integrity means remaining who you are no matter the circumstances. Under some circumstances, some believers are like chameleon that changes its colour to blend with the immediate surrounding! God expects us to be men/women of quality character which helps to maintain a good name but is only possible by wisdom.
Why do you need to maintain a good name?
You need to maintain a good name because it is your name that will speak for you and your posterity tomorrow.
David was accepted by King Saul because of the family name. The Bible said:
1 Samuel 17: 58. And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.
There are names that bring memories of pains! And there are families that bring memories of joy, such families can give you a job! There are families’ names that are keys to open doors! Even though those people are long dead, people still maintain their names because of good character!
Please note that you may not make money or wealth with a good name but certainly a good name will benefit your unborn generation.
Your posterity depends on your good name, live a well behaved life. In those days when two young people wants to marry, the family of A will go ahead and make investigation into the family of B! It is their finding about two the families that determine if actually the two people can come together and get married.
A family with a history of bad character will likely not get a wife from those with sound character!
If a child committed an offence, the first thing to ask is whose family is this? If it is a family that has no history of crime in the past, the mother is to be called to questions by asking her, “Where did she bring this baby from? Is she sure this child belongs to this family? etc. ” This is to tell you how important character is! There are certain characters that are transferred via the ancestry.
2. Behavioural wisdom helps to create trust(1Sam.29:6); David was trusted because he possessed this wisdom which were displayed before friends, families and foes.
Hence, men could easily trust him with their lives! For four hundred men to trust you with their lives means you are really a man of wisdom because nobody wants to trust his life to a fool(1Sam.22:2).
The saying that until you are tested you cannot be trusted holds true for character. Your behaviour per time is actually a test on your character! If you pass the test then you can be trusted.
Do you know that the first test on your character is your words? Men will take you at your word the first time they meet with you until they begin to watch your behaviour.
Once you can’t maintain your words you are gradually loosing the trust bestowed on you. No matter what you do after losing your first test, winning the trust of men is always difficult. You need behavioural wisdom to know how to behave and build trust.
Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! Where will you spend eternity? Give your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Father, I ask that you baptized me with wisdom of how to behave in the name of Jesus.
– I declare an end has come to every shame, repeated failure and demotion in your life in the name of Jesus.
– Receive wisdom to develop character that can ring a bell of favour for you and your unborn generation in the name of Jesus.
Today Wisdom capsule ???? ????: Your behaviour determines your future because your behaviour is your character and character determine destiny. Get wisdom today.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.