God’s wisdom is the principal tool for exploits and relevance in the school of life. It is important for you to know that without the wisdom of God in a man’s life, his fulfilment of destiny is at stake. The wisdom of God bailed Joseph out of eternal imprisonment. This same wisdom brought Daniel out of the slaughter to the throne of life. Just to mention but a few who have obtained a good report by the operation of the wisdom of God in their lives.
My dear reader, I want you to know that there is a wisdom solution to every issue of life. As you go through this teaching this month, may you connect to the wisdom of God that will announce you to your world in Jesus’ name!
What is wisdom?
Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. According to Webster’s dictionary, wisdom is true religion; godliness; piety; the knowledge and fear of God, sincere and uniform obedience to His commands.
Wisdom is knowing the scriptural way to go, the scriptural steps to take and the scriptural things to do. Also, wisdom is knowing the spiritual way to go, the spiritual steps to take and the spiritual things to do. Wisdom is the application of biblical knowledge to everyday life.
KINDS OF WISDOM
This is the accumulation of man’s tricks to preserve himself (without God). This is intellectual wisdom and it center on the senses (it stops at book knowledge). It includes all technological, scientific and intellectual efforts.
This is God’s kind of wisdom; it is from above. The Word of God says: But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy (James 3:17).
Heavenly wisdom is the work of the Holy Spirit revealed through the Word of God. It produces the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22).
This is the type of wisdom that operates in the occult realm. The Word of God says: This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish (James 3:15).
How Do I Connect to God’s Wisdom?
Every encounter with heavenly wisdom starts with a relationship with the only wise God. The Word of God says: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding (Proverbs 9:10). Without salvation, you don’t have access to the Wisdom of God. Thus, you can only operate in earthly wisdom and common sense. So, to operate the wisdom of God, you need to be born again. You need to have the mind of Christ and this can only happen by surrendering your life to Christ. The Word of God says: For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
To have access to God’s wisdom, you need to ask God in prayer. God is ever ready to give to those who ask Him in faith. The Word of God says: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed (James 1:5-6).
To acquire God’s wisdom, you need to attend to the heartbeat of God which is soul-winning. You need to tell others about Christ. There are thousands of souls in the world who have not experienced salvation. So, soul-winning is a commandment from God. As you obey God’s commandment, wisdom is released to you. The Word of God says: And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever (Daniel 12:3). Also, The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise (Proverbs 11:30).
The devil plays on the ignorance of men. You suffer for what you don’t know. That shall not be your portion in Jesus’ name. What man needs is the knowledge of God. Ignorance, they say, is a disease. Many people today are in one problem or the other because they don’t have what it takes to be delivered from that problem. The Word of God says: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Seek for knowledge to be delivered from the bugging issues of your life by reading books and listening to messages of proven authors and Word teachers. The Word of God says: A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength (Proverbs 24:5).
The company you keep determines how far you can walk in wisdom. It is popularly said that show me your friend and I will tell you who you are. The company you keep determines the level of wisdom you can operate in and your level of wisdom is what determines your worth in life. The Word of God says: He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20).
Every encounter with God’s Wisdom starts with a relationship with God, the only wise God. The Word of God says: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding (Proverbs 9:10). Without salvation, you don’t have access to the Wisdom of God. This can only come by surrendering your life to Christ. You can say this prayer and be born again: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
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