Words from the Heart for Thursday September 19th, 2019

Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.

Daniel 2:20-22 (NIV)

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Being Wise

Margaret-Ann Armour, a beloved University of Alberta professor who helped blaze a trail for female scientists, died this past May 25. She was 79. Dr. Armour co-founded the Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology program, known as WISEST. She became an ambassador for women in the sciences field in a career that spanned four decades. In 1982 she was asked to lead a committee to explore how to increase the number of women in science. It resulted in the creation of WISEST.

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It wasn’t wise to get on the bad side of a king like Nebuchadnezzar. The Babylonian king had absolute power and authority, the ability to pronounce a death sentence for any reason. During the time of Israel’s captivity in Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar began having dreams and when the wise men were not able to tell him what the dream was, he ordered their deaths. This included Daniel the Israelite. What Daniel knew that the other wise men didn’t was that his God was all-wise and all-knowing. So Daniel asked the King for a bit of time before he was put to death and Daniel sought the Lord. He did so with absolute confidence in God, saying, in Daniel 2:20-22: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.” The next time you are facing a tough situation, with praise seek the Lord for wisdom. As He did for Daniel, so He will do for you.

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley