Have you ever felt yourself in a quandary, wondering how to handle a difficult situation, and not knowing what to do? I know I have! Many times in fact! What I needed, what I wanted, was a little more wisdom!
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. (Proverbs 9:10)
Who among us couldn’t use a little more wisdom? According to Solomon, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. What does it mean as Solomon says, to “fear the Lord?” Fearing the Lord includes a sense of awe, reverence, fear, trust, and love for God. This is the prerequisite to becoming wise. One cannot have true wisdom, that which comes from God, without being in awe of Him.
Next, we learn that knowledge of God brings insight. That is, the more we know God the more we understand Him, and the more we understand Him the more our decisions will reflect His wisdom in our lives.
Here are three steps to take if you want more wisdom in your life:
- Begin by being in love with God.
- Next, get to know Him well. Read and study His Word.
- Finally, follow James admonition. James writes, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (James 1:5).
If you need more wisdom in your life, begin with Solomon’s “fear of the Lord.” Get to know the Father through His Son, Jesus Christ. Then go to Him asking for it. He has promised that He will give us His wisdom—generously!
Nothing should have a higher priority in our lives than having and applying the wisdom of God to every situation in our lives.
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As always questions and comments are welcome. What kind of situations left you feeling like you lack the wisdom to handle a given situation? What did you do?
Category: Personal Development | Priorities