If God asked that you name one thing you need, what would your answer be?
This is what Solomon asked for when God asked him for whatever he wanted. 2 Chronicles 1:10 – Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” In God’s response, God not only gave Solomon wisdom and understanding but wealth, possessions and honour. Isn’t that wonderful.
A lot of times in life, with different situations and encounters we experience, we embrace intellectual knowledge and tend to lose sight of God’s wisdom which brings much more of God’s promises to life in that situation and is able to help us make better choices, better decisions and lead better lives.
This is what Proverbs 3:13-18 says about wisdom:
Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding. For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold. Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. She offers you long life in her right hand, and riches and honour in her left. She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly. Isn’t this powerful – knowing that in getting wisdom, we get more than just wisdom.
This is why Solomon goes on to tell us in Proverbs 4:7 that we should make getting wisdom the principal thing. This means we should make seeking wisdom from the Word of God a top priority in our daily living.
Here are some key things about the wisdom of God:
God’s wisdom is in His word and it is available to you.
Throughout the Bible, it is so interesting that we can learn many life lessons from Jesus’ ministry, Solomon’s wisdom, Moses’ leadership, Paul’s journeys and that of others which we can be apply to various life situations and encounters.
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”
– James 1:5
If you are facing a decision or are questioning how to handle a particular situation, God will not be disappointed in you for asking or angry that you can’t figure things out on your own. No, His Word promises that if you ask for wisdom, He will give it to you.
However, there is a prerequisite when you ask.
But when you ask him for wisdom, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord – James 1:6-7.
Honestly, this is the part we tend to struggle with. This means that when we ask God for wisdom, we ought to believe that He is going to give it to us. We ought to believe that God’s wisdom supersedes the wisdom and knowledge of man – without doubt, without leaning on own understanding but instead trusting and believing that God’s wisdom is sufficient to order our steps.
The wisdom of God and the world’s wisdom are not the same.
God’s wisdom surpasses all of the world’s wisdom. The enemy will do his best to confuse you about following God’s wisdom by introducing fear, doubt, confusion, reminding you of past mistakes, providing competing and enticing options – but guess what, “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:8-9
1 Corinthians 1:27 also reminds us that God instead has deliberately chosen to use ideas the world considers foolish and of little worth in order to shame those people considered by the world as wise and great. God’s wisdom is superior.
Foolish decision will get us nowhere, but wise decisions will guide us down the right path. The decisions and choices we make every day as little and mundane as they might be, can determine our future, but with God’s wisdom, you have nothing to worry about.
Therefore, to become wise, we are encouraged to spend time in the word of God studying Godly principles, in prayer and listening to His Holy Spirit, understanding that His way may look different from the world’s, spend time with wise people around us and also take time to reflect on things asking God to continually help us apply His wisdom and truth into our lives, family, career, ministry and relationships.
If you are struggling with a situation and you seem to be going around and around in circles and not getting anywhere, you need God’s wisdom. Make it a habit to ask Him to grant you wisdom, knowledge and understanding daily, trust that God’s wisdom is enough for you and see God’s wisdom make a difference in your life.
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