“From where, then, does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding? It is hidden from the eyes of all living and concealed from the birds of the air. Abaddon and Death say, ‘We have heard a rumor of it with our ears.’ “God understands the way to it, and he knows its place. For he looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. When he gave to the wind its weight and apportioned the waters by measure, when he made a decree for the rain and a way for the lightning of the thunder, then he saw it and declared it; he established it, and searched it out. And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’” … “Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” … “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Job 28:20-28; Isaiah 45:22; Psalm 46:10 ESV
You are the One who brings into existence whatever exists. Community Bible Study comes before You, humbling ourselves through prayer and fasting. Forgive us for whenever we have sought wisdom and understanding from sources apart from You. In repentance we turn back to You. You know the questions we have. You know the decisions before us. You know the way we should go. We are Your servants. Guide us into Your wisdom and bring the full impact of Your Word into every CBS gathering around the world. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.