The Value Of Godly Wisdom

June 22, 2009

Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her. Proverbs 3:13-18 NKJV

If you want to give your life to the pursuit of anything, give yourself to the pursuit of wisdom.

Whatever your education level or cultural background, Jesus wants to give wisdom to every man, woman, and child. “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). The Creator, the very Essence of what life is about, is inviting you to ask Him for wisdom.

[I pray] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. Ephesians 1:17-19a

King Solomon understood that he needed a spirit of wisdom to fulfill what God had called him to do—lead the people of Israel. “Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people, for who can rule this great people of Yours?” (2 Chronicles 1:10). Because Solomon asked for wisdom instead of riches, God granted him wisdom and gave him long life and riches besides.

Wisdom is the ability to see how situations relate to the present, how to handle those situations, and how present situations will affect the future. Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God (1 Corinthians 1:30), is asking us to follow His voice instead of the voices and language of the day. When we reverentially consider what God’s heart is toward something, it will help us with everything—our job decisions, our finances, and our relationships. No success principle is better than the wisdom of God. He has the answers to questions you haven’t even formulated yet. So get in the Word and ask God for wisdom. He’ll give it to you.

Pursue Wisdom,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

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