We are to conquer the trials in life with God’s mind, using His wisdom, thereby solving problems with God. We have access to the mind of Christ (Proverbs 2:2-6; 1 Corinthians 2:13-16). Being filled with the Holy Spirit also means receiving wisdom.
The knowledge of the Lord brings wisdom. Reading the Word brings the knowledge of God, and meditating upon that knowledge brings wisdom as we allow the Holy Spirit to bring revelation and show us how to apply it in our lives. Wisdom is knowledge applied. Reading and meditating on the Word renews our mind (Romans 12:2; 2 Timothy 2:15), reveals truth (John 8:32), and allows us to tap into the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 2:6-10).
Those who desire God’s truth and wisdom can have it (Proverbs 1:22 – 23; 1:7). When our thoughts align with God’s thoughts, our minds will be renewed. All the promises and blessings of God will be unlocked and manifest in our lives when our mind is renewed. The fastest way to renew our minds is to agree with what God says in His Word. That is humility.
When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2
Walking in wisdom is seeing things from God’s perspective and obeying Him. It leads to abundant life. God’s Word promises that wisdom brings us joy, health, long life, promotion, peace, honor, and riches.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh and strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:7 – 8
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding, for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are all who retain her. Proverbs 3:13 – 18
The wise inherit honor, but fools only get shame. Proverbs 3:35 (NIV)
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore, get wisdom. And in all your getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor when you embrace her. Proverbs 4:7 – 8
I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble. Proverbs 4:11 – 12
Are you reaping the benefits of Godly wisdom? You will, if you meditate on God’s Word, ask the Lord for wisdom (James 1:5), and walk in the Spirit following the Holy Spirit’s guidance and instruction. Walking in wisdom helps us to make the right choices for our lives and protects us (Proverbs 2:11-16; 29:8). It equips us to handle difficult situations and relationships. Wisdom helps you work smarter, not harder (Ecclesiastes 10:10). Those who have God’s wisdom will show it in the way that they live. A wise person walks in righteousness (See Proverbs 10), not just what you do but who you are in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). A truly wise person does what God’s Word says. Don’t be a fool!
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks wisely will be delivered. Proverbs 28:26
There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health. Proverbs 12:18
Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Colossians 4:5 – 6
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. James 3:13
We need God’s wisdom to navigate the days in which we live, i.e., complicated relationships, how to handle our money, how to face adversity with faith, where to go and what to do, etc. You won’t regret walking in Godly wisdom (Isaiah 28:29)!
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15 – 17
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