What is wisdom? Knowledge is information – but wisdom is the ability to use that information. It’s what enables us to make good decisions. Wisdom is one of the most important tenants of our lives.
How do I get wisdom? Knowledge I dig for – but wisdom is something I must ask for. When God gave Solomon (the author of Proverbs) the choice of what he wanted – he asked God for wisdom. Wisdom comes as a gift from God.
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
Today’s reading reminds us of wisdom’s importance in our lives.
Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life. If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer. (v. 11-12)
Where does wisdom start? Wisdom begins with recognizing God as God in your life and respecting His role. Getting to know your Creator starts you down the path of wisdom. That’s why reading His Word like this is so vital.
Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgement. (v. 10)
Do you have wisdom? Do you see the supreme importance of it? Ask God for it today – then begin to seek Him and learn more about Him and His ways. Time in His word is a good place to start.
Take a moment right now and ask God for wisdom in your life. Ask Him for His direction on current decisions. How can you more diligently seek to have knowledge of the Holy One?
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor