Wisdom comes from the Lord. It is one of the gifts that He promises to anyone who will ask Him and He will give it generously…and without reproach. What a beautiful picture of who the Lord is and how different He is from many of us. He gives when we do not deserve and He does not remind us that we do not deserve His goodness!
James 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
Wisdom is the right application of knowledge in any situation. When we act with wisdom there is great benefit to not only us but to everyone involved. Wisdom sets things right side up. Have you ever felt as though your life was a mess or upside down? You need wisdom.
Colossians 2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
All of the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found in Him. There is no wisdom apart from Him. When you know Him then you have access to all of the treasures of wisdom. His wisdom is a picture of who He is.
James 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
When we become like Christ then wisdom will characterize our lives.
James 3:13 Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.
If you live according to God’s wisdom then you do not have to constantly be defending yourself to others but your life will manifest the fruit of wisdom.
Matthew 11:19 …Yet wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.”
Your life will be vindicated by its deeds if it is built on God’s Word.
Proverbs 24:3 By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established;
There is no wisdom that will go against God’s Word. If someone says that something is okay or gives advice that is not in accordance with God’s Word then it is not wisdom so do not act on it even if they are in a position of an advisor, such as a pastor, a Christian counselor, etc. Examine what everyone says by what is written in Scripture.
Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom and no understanding And no counsel against the Lord.
He who loves herself will get wisdom. Getting wisdom is one of the most thrilling aspects of your relationship with the Lord. You will understand cause and effect. Rather than deal with the symptom of problems you will be able to understand the root of problems.
Proverbs 19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.
With wisdom you will see life more from God’s perspective. You will love life and enjoy it and want to know more of God’s ways. Wisdom makes life pleasant.
Proverb 2:10 For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
Wisdom is how to live life in this world with less pain. Just like with any sport, the better you get at it the more you enjoy it. It is the same with wisdom, the more you apply wisdom to life then the more you will enjoy doing life.
Proverbs 10:23 Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.
May you ask Him for wisdom and be blessed. He wants to give His wisdom to you.
Proverbs 3:13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gains understanding.