King of Kings Lutheran Church
1101 N. Wymore Road
Maitland, FL 32751
Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.
Sunday @ 9:00 a.m. = Reformation
Wednesday @ 6:30 a.m. = Judges
Wednesday @ 10:30 a.m. = Romans
This Week's Schedule
KQ/ACTs/ABC @ 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service @ 10:00 a.m.
WLS Call Service (online) @ 12:00 p.m.
Congratulations to our KOK graduates! Last night Elijah Munnings, Isaac Schumann and Madeira Wilde received their diplomas. Well done! Also, thank you to our teachers; another good year in the books!
We have a guest preacher this Sunday, Pastor Mark Goeglein. Pastor Goeglein is a former pastor of King of Kings and is here as part of our 50th Anniversary celebration, the last of our former pastors scheduled to preach. Pastor Goeglein served from 1975-1977 and led the congregation to start the school. (Pastor Golisch is gone to Nathan’s high school graduation from Luther Prep. He will be back later in the week. All regular Wednesday activities have been cancelled due to his absence.)
Last Sunday it was announced that Pastor Cares returned the call to serve as King of King’s next pastor. (You can read his letter on our web site.) Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s graduation and call day are next Thursday and Friday. Right now, there is a 50% chance one of those graduates will be assigned to King of Kings. (You can watch the call service live here, Thursday at noon EDT.) If we do not receive a graduate assignment, we will call the following Sunday, May 27, after our 10 AM service. Either way, we still have congregational business to take care of that day include the preschool call, renewing Mr. Warnecke’s call, final budget approval and elections. That Sunday, we will also welcome our King’s Camp counselors.
This week, with kids out of school and before King’s Camp begins, a lot of work will be done around campus. The three new HVAC units will be installed. The bad trees along I-4 will be cut down. Our Wymore Road will be reinstalled (if not done already). And there are a couple more projects which are in process which could be done as well. Thank you to Kevin Zastrow and Tom Faber for coordinating these efforts.
That’s enough for this week. Now, here’s today’s devotion:
The Lord Gives Wisdom
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—3 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
We have more information at our fingertips now than ever before. Some of you might remember the days when if you wanted to research something, you had to hop in the car, head down to the library, search through one of the alphabetized drawers in the card catalog, and find a book with the information you were looking for. Now we simply turn on our computer or hand-held device, type in a few words, and in a matter of seconds have more information than we want.
Years before the internet was invented, Albert Einstein said, “Information is not knowledge.” In the Book of Proverbs King Solomon takes this a step further. He shows that information is not knowledge, and knowledge is not wisdom. In Scripture, wisdom is knowing God and his desires and then living according to those desires. This wisdom is something that we could never acquire on our own. It can’t be found in the most complex scientific theories or in the latest discoveries in sociology or psychology. It’s not something that can be learned in philosophy or explained by the arts. True wisdom, like grace, is something that must come from God.
Solomon says, “The Lord gives wisdom and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” We see God’s wisdom most clearly revealed in the cross of his Son Jesus Christ and the message of forgiveness that comes through him. While it might seem like foolishness to many, to those who trust in Jesus it is the wisdom and power of God (1 Corinthians 1:18). Such wisdom not only saves us from our sins, it motivates us to search out what it good and God-pleasing in our lives.
God has given us so much more than information. He has given us wisdom. This wisdom recognizes Jesus Christ as our only hope of salvation and then strives to follow his example. What does this wisdom look like? James says, “The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17). The Lord gives wisdom. Let’s live it!
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for revealing your wisdom in the work of Jesus. Please help me to seek your wisdom and live it in my life. Amen.