I was praying for a friend, asking God to give him a spirit of wisdom and revelation, and began thinking about what wisdom and revelation look like. Looking up the many verses about wisdom, I became convinced it is something I need more of in my life.
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. (Ephesians 1:17)
There is a reason God rewarded Solomon so lavishly when he asked for wisdom rather than riches or power. God told the new king that not only would He grant his request, but He would add to it as well.
“Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” (2 Chron 1:10)
From all nations people came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom. (1 Kings 4:34)
Wisdom is not the same as being smart; true wisdom from above looks like this:
But the wisdom from heaven is first of all pure and full of quiet gentleness. Then it is peace-loving and courteous. It allows discussion and is willing to yield to others; it is full of mercy and good deeds. It is wholehearted, straightforward and sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness. (James 3:17)
True wisdom gave Solomon a platform to influence nations. True wisdom builds healthy, beautiful relationships with God and others. True wisdom paves a straight path to deeper relationship with Jesus, bringing a hunger to be in His presence.
Love wisdom like a sweetheart; make her a beloved member of your family. (Prov 7:4)
Wisdom creates families that thrive and build eternal legacy together, while reflecting the glory and light of Jesus.
Wisdom from Heaven gives understanding to make the hours we are given as productive and fulfilled as God designed them to be.
“I, Wisdom, will make the hours of your day more profitable and the years of your life more fruitful.” (Proverbs 9:11)
With all the fruit of wisdom, I had to ask myself; ‘how do I attain more of it?’
If any of you needs wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt for the one who doubts is like a wave tossed by the sea. (James 1:5-6)
If you want better insight and discernment, and search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure, then wisdom will be given you and knowledge of God himself; you will soon learn the importance of reverence for the Lord and of trusting him. (Prov 2:3-5)
It seems as I seek Jesus and the heart of the Father, I acquire the wisdom of Heaven. As I listen to the Holy Spirit who is the Teacher, Counsellor, and Helper, He rubs off on me, empowering me to grow in wisdom.
So today I say; “Well Holy Spirit, lets build it together!”