Having God’s wisdom and knowledge isn’t as hard to gain as what we think it is. We will never be as wise or have a full understanding as God, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from Him or that He won’t help us navigate life and business.
I want to start with 1 John 2:18-27
18 Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.[e] 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.
26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
In verse 27 it shows us that because we have the anointing because we have the Holy Spirit, He is the one that teaches us. So, if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your saviour you’ve already done the hardest yet easiest part of gaining wisdom and discernment because you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you who can teach you and give you an understanding of what God’s peace is.
So next let’s look at what the wisest King in the Old TEstiment of the bible asked and see what we can learn from him…
1 Kings 3:7-14
7 “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. 8 Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. 9 So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
10 The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. 11 So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be. 13 Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings. 14 And if you walk in obedience to me and keep my decrees and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life.”
God was happy that Solomon asked for God’s wisdom and because of that, He gave Him God’s wisdom plus more… It’s ok for you to ask for God’s wisdom. In your prayer time ask for this wisdom.
Then if we look at James 1:2-8
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,[a] whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
Again we are told that if we lack wisdom then to ask for it.
King David also asks in Psalm 119:125
I am your servant; give me discernment
that I may understand your statutes.
And that leads me on to our last verse and that’s Romans 12:1-2
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Today let’s pray and ask the Holy Spirit for God’s wisdom & discernment.
Other bible verse you might find useful…
1 Corinthians 14:33
1 John 2:27
1 Kings 3:9
1 Samuel 16:7
Proverbs 15:14 & 18:15
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