Tradition says that two verses from our hymn springs from Isaiah 11:1-3 & 11:10.
O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny
From depths of hell Thy people save
And give them victory o’er the grave
O come, Thou Wisdom from on high
And order all things, far and nigh
To us the path of knowledge show
And cause us in her ways to go
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel, Shall come to thee, O Israel.
All over scripture, God tells us to ask for wisdom. In Isaiah 11:2, we see that Jesus, the promised Messiah, will have the Spirit of Wisdom.
- Where do you lack wisdom? Where do you need wisdom?
- Who are the people or places you go to find wisdom?
Spend some time praying right now. Pray on your knees if you are able. I find that posture matters a lot in my mindset as I pray. When I get down on my knees, I know immediately that I am in the humble, asking position. I need wisdom. I need guidance. I need help. And I’m seeking it from the Father, from the Spirit. Cry out your need