Wisdom; what is it? The dictionary says it is “The quality of being wise; knowledge, and the capacity to make due use of it; knowledge of the best ends and the best means; discernment and judgment; discretion; sagacity; skill; dexterity.” So, what is the definition of wise? “Having knowledge; knowing; enlightened; of extensive information; erudite; learned.” Have you ever known a truly wise person? How did you treat them? I don’t know about you, but I treat them with the utmost respect, being careful of what I say, of questions I ask because I want to appear somewhat wise to them. Why? I think it is because we want to be accepted. You know, we want our appearance to be approved of by people we look up to. If we are accepted by them, they might be more inclined to like us and share some of their wisdom with us. If you read very much of Proverbs you will get a good understanding of what God thinks of wisdom. It would seem that having wisdom is one of the most important things we can have. I want to be one of those people who has wisdom, don’t you? How do we acquire wisdom? You can study books, go to school and get all kinds of degrees and obtain a lot of knowledge, which is good because we should never stop learning, but wisdom comes from God. The bible says if you lack wisdom just ask for it and you will receive it (James 1:5). If you seek God and desire His heart, you will gain wisdom. Do a search in your bible for the word wisdom, you’ll be surprised how many times it is mentioned. You will also see what wisdom looks like. It might not be what we expect it to look like either. Seek wisdom, pray for wisdom, so you too can be considered a wise person, a person after God’s own heart.
In His Service,