One can’t think of God’s wisdom without thinking of King Solomon. King Solomon asked God for wisdom instead of wealth. This pleased God, so God gave Solomon unsurpassed wisdom; but He also gave him wealth and honor and longevity.
What does it mean to have wisdom
Having the power to discern and judge properly the right thing to do; possessing discernment and judgment
Why should we desire to have wisdom
You should seek God’s wisdom if you want to live a life of righteousness, if you want discernment, a life that honors God, a life filled with joy and peace, a life of insight and power. Nothing compares to God’s wisdom.
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding. Proverbs 3:131
He who gets wisdom loves life. Proverbs 19:8
Wisdom leads to righteousness and peace. Proverbs 8:20; Proverbs 3:17.
The fruits of wisdom are better than gold or silver. Proverbs 16:16; Proverbs 8:19.
Gaining wisdom gives you insight and power. Proverbs 8:14.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies, nothing compares to God’s wisdom. Proverbs 8:11.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get Wisdom. Though it cost you all you have, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7
What are the fruits of Wisdom
Favor from the Lord Proverbs 8:35
Justice and righteousness Proverbs 8:20
A wise person is humble – when pride comes, then comes disgrace; but with the humble is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2
Wisdom is sound judgment and knowledge. Proverbs 8:12-14
Wisdom is more precious than rubies, nothing compares to God’s wisdom. Proverbs 8:11
Wisdom hates pride, arrogance and evil behavior. Proverbs 8:13
Gaining wisdom gives you insight and power. Proverbs 8:14
Wisdom brings riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. Proverbs 8:18
The fruits of wisdom are better than gold or silver. Proverbs 16:16 and Proverbs 8:19
When you choose to glorify God, you will receive joy, peace and happiness. When you get wisdom you have good judgment and discernment. When you get God’s wisdom, you depend on God for everything.
How do we get God’s Wisdom
Get to know God by spending time in God’s word and with God in prayer.
Proverbs 9:10 states,
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding
To fear the Lord means to give honor to God, to respect Him, to submit to Him and to obey Him. Having awe toward the Lord is the first thing you need to do to gain God’s wisdom.
Desire and seek wisdom
You will find the knowledge of God and understand the fear of the Lord when you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure. Proverbs 2:4.
Desire and seek wisdom with a sincere and yearning heart. When you seek wisdom, it will enter your heart and guide you unto righteousness.
Ask for wisdom
Seek wisdom and you will find it.
1All scripture citations are the NIV version, unless otherwise noted.