Seeking Wisdom

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As Christians, we must realize the importance of seeking God for wisdom in our everyday lives. There are many aspects of our lives where we need wisdom. Wisdom is defined by Webster’s as the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. We need the wisdom to have a good life balance, to make good decisions both for the long term and short term. If you want things to go well for your career, financials, and family, seek and ask God for wisdom. Proverbs 4:6 says, “Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you.”.

I encourage you to read Proverbs 3 and 4. God appeared to Solomon and gave him the opportunity to ask for anything he desired. Solomon could have asked for wealth, material things, or long life. But he simply asked God for wisdom. He gave a good reason for asking for wisdom, which is written in Proverbs 3: 15: “Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”.

Knowing the importance of seeking God for wisdom is one thing, but applying it is another. To seek God, we must turn away from our sinful ways. Romans 8:7 says, “For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.”. We often let ourselves become prideful before fully submitting ourselves fully to God. When we take pride in ourselves, and often become occupied with things of this world more than the Word of God. People often have a hard time getting serious with God because they are too busy being involved with the sinfulness of the world. Often people feel submitting to God means people of the world will think less of them. They are often afraid of losing their pride for something greater God has in store for their life. Newsflash you need to pop your bubble of pride before submitting to God. If the people of the world think less of you remember what Jesus said in John 15:18-19, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.”. This world is full of darkness because of sin, therefore we must submit ourselves to God and not the world. James 4:7 says, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”.  Furthermore, Proverbs 11:12 says, “Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”.

Once you fully surrender yourself to God by being born again and stay in His Word daily, you just need to ask God for wisdom.  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.”. If it is God’s will, then you must ask to receive it. Wisdom is part of God’s will for us who believe in Him. Matthew 7:7-8 says, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Sometimes when you ask God for something such as wisdom or a healing, it might not be given right away. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”, we must base our faith on divine assurance from God’s Word.

In summary, we must first know why we need wisdom from God. Secondly, we need to surrender to God to receive His promises. Once we surrender and are born again, we need to seek and ask Him for the wisdom we need. James 3:17 says, “But the wisdom from above is first pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.”.  Seek God today for the wisdom you need for moving forward in your life in His will.