We all need the knowledge to live a happy life. Wisdom from above surpasses mankind’s finest knowledge. God calls earthly knowledge “foolishness.” Be wise in the Lord and success and happiness will be yours always.
Wisdom From Above is precious than gold and jewelry. The Bible makes it clear that God used wisdom to create the universe. To state and make it simple, it emanates from God; He is the source of it, and anyone who requests for it would have it through faith.
What is sweeter than having the wisdom to discern the most complex situations and live a worthy life?. God does not only give wisdom but understanding and how to be proficient in life. He also gives talents and spiritual gifts. All these glorifies his magnificent name.
Wisdom is precious than gold and riches. Heavenly knowledge is backed by the Holy Spirit which makes it surpass any earthly wisdom.
Forget about someone having a higher IQ score. We Christians don’t belong to this world. Our conscience must always be geared towards God. God’s love and grace will fill you with all the necessary things you need in life. True knowledge is from God and it is very precious.
Can you afford to own it? Yes, you can. Because the giver gives it out for free. Just pray and have faith in the Lord. And you shall have it. Don’t go in for earthly wisdom that lacks spiritual discernment.
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 an unfriendly being 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.
The Source Of Wisdom
Wisdom invites all humans to acknowledge how precious it is. You need it in your day-to-day life to make decisions, solve problems, understand things that are physical and spiritual through the Holy Spirit that God has poured on his obedient children.
The Bible says God is Spirit and we must worship him in spirit and truth. The source of it isn’t classrooms or lecture halls. It comes from God and if you have God; then you are graced to partake in this heavenly gift. Wisdom is valuable than anything you could ever think of.
Even if you are filthy rich and you lack wisdom, you are not different from a fool. Wisdom brings forth all the qualities needed to live a life worth living. The King said:
“Of what use is money in the hand of a fool, since he has no intention of acquiring wisdom?” (Proverbs 17:16).
The book of Proverbs chapter 8 personified wisdom as a woman standing in a public place crying out! for everyone to know about how powerful and precious ‘she’ is. In wisdom, God created the universe.
From the verses that followed. We are taught about:
♦. The fame and evidence of wisdom
♦. Her excellency;
If you, therefore, desire all these amazing gifts hidden inside wisdom; then call on the creator. He will increase your knowledge, teach you his ways, and take you through all the difficulties in life without making you a failure. In times of confusion, ask God to give you the knowledge to handle that situation.
God’s wisdom And That In The World
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 the most expensive jewelry.
Look some people believe in their abilities to understand almost everything happening around us. Mankind has grown in the knowledge that, he proudly says there is no creator. With scientific knowledge, they give no regard to the creator of the universe.
Earthly wisdom is foolishness unto God. Though they can invent machines, move into outer space, solve innumerable problems in the world.
But if there is nothing like the fear of God or acknowledgment of His superiority over everything, then everything becomes non-sense.
Some people overly trust in their instincts. It is very common to hear people say: follow your heart. But you must be very careful so that you do not choose to follow your own fleshly desire instead of the voice of God.
People believe they are capable of discerning things happening around them without any help from God. Don’t be like such kind of ungrateful people. It’s more like they are at war with God.
There is this kind of thing we call a “gift of free will.” So a man may say he has searched everywhere and he couldn’t find the presence of God.
Someone like a free spirit would say he doesn’t need the directives of God because he can take very good care of his thoughts and decisions.
This is against what the Bible says as “do not rely on your own understanding.” Sometimes, we would need the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and spiritual understanding to deal with certain problems in our lives. So in all our ways, we must acknowledge God.
If we compare heavenly knowledge to that of man; 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 At No Cost
God gives knowledge free of charge to those who ask and deserve it. You have to prepare yourself for such kind of special gift.
God’s wisdom is different from earthly wisdom. Therefore Christians are encouraged to seek it wholeheartedly 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 answer your request. King Solomon asked for it 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?“.
The Queen Of Sheba tested the wisdom of Solomon and was surprised to see a great display of knowledge. She realized her test questions to Solomon were answered without any problem.
The Bible accounts that:
“When the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, and the house that he had built, and the food of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, a and their clothing, and his cupbearers, and his burnt offerings which he presented at the house of the LORD; it left her breathless. She said to the king, “It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your wisdom” (1 Kings 10:3-5).
“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).
Your Struggle For Understanding
You can increase the level of your intelligence through the use of the best nootropics. You can spend money on books, education, etc, to increase wisdom. But the best one comes from above.
Surely, you may gain knowledge at a cost but will always be unequal with heavenly wisdom that comes at no cost. Even if you have a very good IQ score, without God’s guidance; you will fail.
If you need God to shower you with wisdom from above; then learn how to be obedient to Him.
Pray and ask your maker to give you spiritual understanding. Pray and ask him to enrich you with heavenly wisdom. And your request would be granted according to the will of God. He has given us the platform to tell him our needs and He is faithful to help us.
Prayer For Wisdom To Make Right Choices In Life
If you need some guidance on how to ask God for wisdom; take a look at the simple prayer King Solomon said:
“Give your servant therefore an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil; for who is able to judge this your great people?” (1 Kings 3:9).
Now get ready to hit on the right words to gain divine knowledge that will help you make wise decisions in your Christian life. Below is a sample of prayer to help you gain wisdom from above:
Father, I thank You for seeking me out and drawing me into Your family through Your everlasting cords of love. Thank You for loving me and saving me and I pray that I may live my life in a manner that is honouring to You.
Keep me I pray from worldly ways or ungodly philosophies, but rather I ask that I might have my mind renewed day by day, as I submit to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit in my life. Wash me with the cleansing water of the Word and direct and govern me in my daily choices, as may be most beneficial to me.
Sharpen my understanding of the truths in Your Word and give me discernment and wisdom to follow in the paths of righteousness, for Your names sake. Help me I pray to see others with Your eyes and to learn to love my brothers and sisters in Christ, as You have loved me, – with a godly love that looks to the needs and necessities of others before considering my own.
Keep me looking to Jesus day by day, and I pray that in Your grace, You would use me in Your service, to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name I pray,
Amen — Source.
In conclusion, JESUS CHRIST is the true source of wisdom. He grew in wisdom, taught wisdom, and gave it to his disciples (Luke 21:15).
In his Childhood, he belittled the elders in the Synagogue with his perfect knowledge about all creations.
“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 the special understanding 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 special understanding if you ask for it. Let your faith count.
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