GET TOGETHER- WISDOM: WE NEED IT HE GRANTS IT
Pr 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; (NKJV)
I can remember very well when I first got acquainted with this verse. I had gone back to college after being out of college for over two decades. My previous academic record was poor to say the least. During my second term I had a Professor that was very intimidating. And although it was not a religion course there were times that I could tell that he and I had totally different views on the Bible.
One time during a break in our class I went out to the chapel that was nearby the building that we were taking this class in. In the chapel there was a round altar. In the middle of the altar there was a Bible. The Bible was opened to Pr 2:6 “For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.” That passage became a key life passage for me during the rest of my academic career. And I must say that it is still one today.
The Bible has much to say about wisdom. In the book of Proverbs there are forty-nine verses that use the word wisdom. In the Bible there are at least two hundred and fourteen verses that use the word wisdom. In the New Testament there are fifty.
In this passage the Hebrew term for wisdom is chokmah, khok-maw’. It can mean skill in war, wisdom in administration, shrewdness that can only come from God, and it is also one of God’s divine attributes.
The good news for us is that God does not withhold it from His children. To receive this wisdom according to James all we must do is to ask. “Jas 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (NKJV) According to the Book of James God is not stingy with His wisdom.
Out of His mouth comes knowledge. The Hebrew term for knowledge here is da`ath, dah’-ath. It can mean skill in workmanship, prophetic knowledge, and knowledge with moral quality possessed and taught by God. The Hebrew term for understanding is tabuwn, taw-boon’. It means -discretion, reason, skillfulness, understanding, wisdom. So, you can see what James meant when he said that the Lord gives with liberality.
Wisdom is something that we never out grow the need for. We may have degrees hanging on our walls, but if we don’t have wisdom we will not be effective in what God has called us to do. And if you are a Christian I believe that no matter what you do in life that it is a calling whether that is as a parent, businessperson, teacher, coach, attorney, beautician, or no matter what your vocation might be.
First of all the Lord uses His word to give us wisdom. Then He uses our life experiences. We also need to have people who God will use to impart His wisdom to us in our lives. We don’t ever get to that place where we can’t gain Godly wisdom from someone who has plenty of Godly wisdom. I am thankful that there have been so many in my life.
So today no matter what you are doing whether it be some way that you are serving God in whether it be as an educator, student, businessperson, parent, political leader, mechanic or whatever you are doing in life ask God for wisdom. The Bible promises us that He will give us all that we will need.
Let Us Pray
Lord we thank You that You are not stingy with wisdom. We thank You that as Your blood bought children that all we must do is ask and that you will give us the wisdom that we need in all situations and circumstances. I pray for all that are reading this that each will ask and receive the abundant wisdom that you give. Lord I pray over all who read this Eph 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him,
In Jesus Name
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Lu 15:22-25 “But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet.’ And bring the fatted calf here and kill it, and let us eat and be merry; ‘for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they began to be merry. “Now his older son was in the field. And as he came and drew near to the house, he heard music and dancing.