What the Bible says about wisdom

What does the Bible say about wisdom?

Are you going through a rough time right now? You’re not alone! People all over the world are feeling the effects of the pandemic, and it’s taken a toll on our mental, physical, and emotional health. There are many uncertainties and questions about how to move on with our lives in this ongoing crisis. Everybody’s struggling.

So what does the Bible say about wisdom?

The Bible says a lot about wisdom and it tells us exactly what we should do when we don’t know what to do and we’re feeling the pressure to do the right thing.

James 1:5 says, If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

God isn’t holding back wisdom. He gives wisdom to anybody who asks for it.

Have you asked God to give you wisdom on how to handle the pandemic? Have you asked him for wisdom on what to do about your job, your future, your kids, your health, or whatever you’re struggling with? God gives wisdom to anybody who asks for it.

King Solomon, one of the richest and most successful men who ever lived, had everything he needed and everything you could possibly want in life. But he still asked God for wisdom. Solomon wrote a lot about wisdom in the Bible.

Solomon had this to say about wisdom:

“Wisdom is more precious than rubies. Nothing else you could ever want is as valuable.” Prov. 8:11

“Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do.” Prov. 4:7 

“If you become wise, you’ll be the one to benefit. But if you scorn wisdom, you’ll be the one to suffer.” Prov. 9:12  

“Wisdom is good for the soul. Get wisdom and you’ll have a bright future.” Prov. 24:14 (TEV) 

“Those who get wisdom do themselves a favor, and those who love learning will succeed.” Prov. 19:8 (NCV) 

“Treasure wisdom, and it will make you great; hold on to it, and it will bring you honor.” Prov. 4:8 (NCV) 

“Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.Prov. 9:11 (NLT) 

“Wise people have great power.” Prov. 24:5 (NCV) 

“Wise people will gain an honorable reputation.” Prov. 3:35 (TEV) 

“Wise people’s lives get better and better.” Prov. 15:24 (NCV) 

“Wisdom offers you long life, as well as wealth and honor. It can make your life pleasant and lead you safely through it. Those who become wise are happy; wisdom will give them life.” Prov. 3:16-18 (TEV) 

“Nothing will stand in your way if you walk wisely, and you will not stumble when you run.” Prov. 4:12 (TEV)

Wisdom helps you learn from any trouble you’re experiencing. It helps you to know what to do and how to move forward in a way that pleases God. He uses every challenge to develop you, not defeat you.

Solomon says, Learn to be wise, and develop good judgment.” Pr. 4:5 (NLT)

If Solomon says it can be learned what do I need to do to learn the wisdom the Bible talks about?

1. Listen to God’s Word everyday.

God is the one who gives wisdom.

If you are not spending time with God everyday you are not getting wiser.

How many of you believe everything you read in the newspaper?
How many of you believe everything to read on the internet?
How many of you believe everything you hear on TV?
How many of you believe what God says in the Bible?

Why do we spend more time watching and reading what we don’t believe than what we do believe.
That is foolish.

2. Enlist friends who challenge me.

Surround yourself with the right people. This is why we say and believe that we are better together. Being a part of a small group is the perfect place for this.

3. Ask Questions

4. Remember and reinforce what I learn.

5. Now do it.

James tells us, Don’t deceive yourself by just listening to the Word; instead put it into practice.

It’s amazing how perspective can change a situation.
Viewing a problem from the right angle can bring so much clarity.
Wisdom is applying knowledge to God’s perspective and finding the best option.

Wisdom is more than just 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs.
It is a gift of God available to the believer. You just need to ask.