WISDOM SERIES (1)
- What is Wisdom?
- Types of Wisdom
- Why do we need Wisdom?
- How do we get Wisdom?
- To be full of intelligence (Understanding)
- To have SKILL in management of affairs
- The application of knowledge in diverse matters
We need to be full of intelligence (Understanding)
We need to have SKILL in management of affairs (during and after COVID -19)
The application of knowledge in diverse matters (Post COVID -19)
“Prize wisdom [and exalt her], and she will exalt you; She will honour you if you embrace her. “She will place on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty and glory.” (Proverbs 4:8-9) AMP
3 Sources/Kinds OF WISDOM
Are there those among you who are truly wise and understanding [insightful; discerning]? Then they should show it by living right [their good life/conduct/lifestyle] and doing good things [their deeds/works] with a gentleness that comes from wisdom. (James 3:13) EXB
[humility; meekness; Matt. 5:5; 11:29; Gal. 6:1]
But if you have bitter jealousy [or envy] and are selfish [have selfish ambition] in your hearts, do not brag [boast; Jer. 9:23–24]. Your bragging [boasting] is a lie that hides [that denies; L against] the truth [or Don’t cover up the truth with bragging or lying]. That kind of “wisdom” does not come from God but from the world [is earthly]. (James 3:14-15) EXB
That kind of “wisdom” does not come from God but from the world [is earthly]. It is not spiritual [natural; “soulish”; C human life apart from God; 1 Cor. 2:14]; it is from the devil [demonic] (James 3:15) EXB
3 Kinds/Sources OF WISDOM
- WISDOM of GOD (SPIRITUAL, from above)
- WISDOM of THE SOUL (SOULISH, from within Mankind)
- WISDOM of THE DEVIL (DEVILISH, from without, demonic & influenced by the enemy of our souls)
Wisdom is profitable to direct…. Ecclesiastes 10:10
Whichever ‘wisdom’ you have …will begin to influence and direct your thoughts and actions!
WISDOM of THE DEVIL (DEVILISH, from without, demonic & influenced by the enemy of our souls)
Now the serpent was more crafty (subtle, skilled in deceit) than any living creature of the field which the Lord God had made. Genesis 3:3. make wise story
….be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. Mathew 10:16
Where jealousy [or envy] and selfishness [selfish ambition] are, there will be confusion [chaos; disorder] and every kind of evil [evil thing/practice]. James 3:16
SKILLED, DECEPTIVE, APPEARS SUPERIOR, MANIPULATIVE, HARMFUL, ENVIOUS, RESULTANT EFFECT – CONFUSION, CHAOS, DISORDER…. SEPPARATION FROM GOD THROUGH EVIL PRACTICES
WISDOM of THE SOUL (SOULISH, from within Mankind)
(Our be-ing (mind, will, emotions), like GOD and can operate independent of GOD as long as our BODY has LIFE (SPIRIT)
When we think, learn, study, make choices, we are developing our Soul
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul… Genesis 2:7
“But there is [a vital force and] a spirit [of intelligence] in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding. Job 32:8
CAN BE INFLUENCED BY DEVIL OR GOD
Wisdom is the most important thing; so, get/acquire wisdom
If it costs everything you have [Above all your acquisitions], get [acquire] understanding.
Proverbs 4:7 Expanded Bible (EXB)
TODAY, Ask for an understanding heart & God’s wisdom like Solomon
1 Kings 3:9; 11-13; James 1:5