Wisdom

The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.

(Proverbs 1:7) Happy is the man who finds
wisdom, And the man who gains understanding
(Proverbs 3:13).
 
A head full of knowledge without wisdom is useless. Wisdom
mixed with knowledge brings success. Wisdom is the ability to use knowledge
correctly.
 
The vantage point of wisdom is seeing all of creation in the
light of the moral laws of God and cooperating with them. Wisdom means being skillful and successful in one’s relationships and
responsibilities … observing and following the Creator’s principles of order
in the moral universe
(Dr. Roy Zuck 1).
 
Warren Weirsbe reveals: Biblical
wisdom has little if any relationship to a person’s IQ or education, because it
is a matter of moral and spiritual understanding. It has to do with character
and values; it means looking at the world through the grid of God’s truth(2).
 
Notice the benefits of wisdom as mentioned in Proverbs
3:14-18: For her proceeds are better than
the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than
rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. Length of
days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways
of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those
who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her.
 
The above verse in Proverbs tells us that if we walk in
wisdom we’ll have length of days, riches, honor, pleasantness, peace, life, and
happiness.
  
Jesus said that if we seek first the kingdom of God and His
righteousness, that all the things we need for life will be given to us
(Matthew 6:33). That is walking in wisdom!
 
Now here is the great news. Jesus is our wisdom in life. Notice 1 Corinthians 1:30: But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who
became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and
redemption
. You don’t have to grunt and strain for wisdom. If you’re in
Christ, you have it! All you need to do is to open yourself to receive the
wisdom that is already there.
  Of course James
tells to ask if we lack wisdom, and if we ask without wavering in unbelief,
we’ll receive the needed wisdom for the moment.
Let’s stop saying, well,
I just don’t know what to do
about this or that. Let’s let our confession
be that God is granting us His wisdom in every endeavor of life. He is enabling
us to see the end from the beginning!
  
 

[1] From The Bible Exposition Commentary: Old Testament ©
2001-2004 by Warren W. Wiersbe. All rights reserved.
[2]
Ibid.

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