We all need wisdom to live a happy life.Wisdom from above surpasses earthly wisdom.God calls earthly wisdom “foolishness”.Be wise in the Lord and success and happiness will be yours always.
Wisdom From Above
The Bible makes it clear that God used wisdom to create the universe.To state and make it simple,wisdom emanates from God;He is the source of wisdom.
Wisdom is precious than gold and riches. Wisdom from above is backed by the Holy spirit which makes it surpass any earthly wisdom.Can you afford to own wisdom from above?. Yes you can.Just pray and have faith in the Lord you shall have it.
What Is Wisdom?
Before I continue, let us find the meaning of wisdom.This definition is for English Language Learners.I chose that because it is very simple for everyone to understand:
“knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life”
“the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand.”
Now, according to the bible wisdom is the fear of the Lord .
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding”(Proverbs 9:10).
The fear of the Lord is not about getting frightened by him.God is not horrible to scare the hell out of you. To fear the Lord is to love him with all your heart, soul and body. It is about pursuing holiness and obeying his commandments.God is a loving and caring person.He hates people who are disobedient to him.
Wisdom From Above And Earthly Wisdom In Reference To The Bible
Wisdom from above surpasses knowledge gotten from life experience or lecture halls.We understand experience is the best teacher but wisdom from above is far more valuable than life or human experience.You can further read my full article on human experience to understand how it works.
In fact,if we compare wisdom from above to earthly wisdom;We can conclude that earthly wisdom is useless.
“For the wisdom of this age is foolishness with God. As it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness.”(1 Corinthians 3:19).
God gives knowledge free of charge to those who ask and deserve it.
Wisdom from above is different from earthly wisdom. Therefore Christians are encouraged to seek for wisdom from the Lord.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.”(James 3:17).
If you are a kind of lazy person how can you get wisdom?.The Bible says you should go to the ant and learn her ways, you sluggard.
God is the giver of wisdom.He is ‘wisdom’ himself. Ask and he will give you wisdom from above. King Solomon asked for wisdom and God gave it to him making him the wisest person ever to live on earth till the coming of Christ in the New Testament.
If you want to know about the amazing life of King Solomon and his legacy on earth; Read my article on “Who was King Solomon“.
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind“(James 1:5-6).
Summary On Wisdom From Above
In conclusion, JESUS CHRIST is the true source of wisdom. He grew in wisdom, taught wisdom and gave wisdom to his disciples (Luke 21:15).
In his Childhood, he belittled the elders in the Synagogue with his wisdom.
“Then he came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and miraculous powers? “(Matthew 13:54).
Seek for Christ Jesus today,ask him to give you wisdom to:
- live a happy life
- work hard to become successful
- solve complicated problems in your life,marriage,school etc.
- help people who are in need
Christians who obey God’s word are his true sons.He will give you wisdom if you ask for it.Let your faith count.Did you find this article helpful?.If ‘Yes’, then don’t forget to share with friends,families and loved ones.