For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.Proverbs 2:6 – ESV
There is only one source of wisdom and that is God. Looking elsewhere will is foolishness. Unfortunately we see intelligence, education as wisdom and they are different. Even human wisdom is not as God gives. So what is Godly wisdom?
Godly wisdom honours and fears God and only comes from God. It results in living a holy life. It helps us to see things from a Godly perspective and live accordingly. An example is when Jesus asks us to love our enemies. It is not a conventional reaction to an enemy!
The main source of Godly wisdom is the Bible and to learn wisdom we are encouraged to read it. Colossians 3 v 16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
If you lack wisdom then the Bible encourages us to ask God for it, “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” (James 1:5).
I would encourage you to start reading your Bible, keep a notebook alongside your Bible and jot down any thoughts that strike you while you read it and pray. Ask God for wisdom.
I arise today, through
God’s strength to pilot me,
God’s might to uphold me,
God’s wisdom to guide me,
God’s eye to look before me,
God’s ear to hear me,
God’s word to speak for me,
God’s hand to guard me,
God’s shield to protect me,
God’s host to save me
From snares of devils,
From temptation of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
afar and near. Amen