Wisdom is God’s gift to the receptive

November 5, 2023

Wisdom is God’s gift to the receptive

Passage: James 3:13 (NIV), Proverbs 2:1-11 (NIV)

Wisdom is skillfully doing the right thing, in the right way, at the right time FOR the right results.

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13 (NIV)

Do you need wisdom?

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

God is the source of wisdom

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.

If you live by God’s wisdom you will be able to discern the best path to follow

Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.  Proverbs 2:1-11 (NIV)

Do you want wisdom?