The word “wisdom” gets thrown around more than it should. Wisdom is often equated with knowledge or information, when wisdom is both greater than and distinct from both.
You wouldn’t be here if you didn’t want wisdom. So here are two truths to guide us as we seek to be wise:
#1: We cannot be wise without God.
Proverbs 9:10 tells us, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Proverbs 2:6 reminds us God is the Giver of wisdom. James 3:17 notes wisdom comes “from above.” Threaded throughout Scripture, God is always the sole Source of wisdom.
Reminder: where God is not, wisdom is not.
#2: God is insanely generous with His wisdom.
James 1:5 puts it plainly: “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” God doesn’t keep His wisdom solely for Himself. His wisdom is available to all who are willing to ask Him for it.
Reminder: Wisdom is asked for, not accumulated.
In this week’s class, Michelle walked us through how we can discern the difference between wisdom and knowledge, using God’s response to Solomon’s request for wisdom in 1 Kings 3. If you needed these reminders, head to your member portal to catch the full class + be encouraged.
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