Getting Wisdom

May 7, 2012

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Proverbs 4:5

When we look into the Word we see this element called wisdom that will make us strong. The Greek word for wisdom is sophia, and it’s defined as “insight into the true nature of things.” Wisdom helps to differentiate between a good idea, a better idea, and the best idea.

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.

God loves to pour out wisdom on people who seek Him with a heart of faith. You can pray about wisdom for every area of your life: for your kids, for your career, for when to buy or not to buy a house, during times of disaster, or when your brain is feeling numb. And God will give it to you!

But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30

Jesus is the embodiment of wisdom. He knows all things, and in Him we can do all things (Philippians 4:13). Want an increased flow of wisdom in your life? Dive into Proverbs. Develop an understanding of the New Testament. Spend time with Jesus. He is the most wonderful being that has ever been.

Today is a new beginning. You’ve never been where you are now. But all your life experiences inform you and develop you and prepare you for credibility, for contact, for unimaginable impact. Maybe you don’t feel worthy or believe you have what it takes to pull it off. Don’t quit! You are destined for something very fruitful, effective, and significant. And wisdom will make you ready.

Get wisdom,
Pastor Jeff

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