“For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”
1 Corinthians 1:15
“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore, get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding” Proverbs 4:7. As humans, we tend to showcase our source of wisdom according to the situation we find ourselves in. Even though we know that true wisdom comes from God, we find it challenging to practice godly wisdom in some daring cases. This is because the wisdom of God sometimes looks like foolishness to us. So, while we struggle to apply the wisdom of God in those situations because lack of spiritual sensitivity, we often show how cunning we are in other situations since that seems like the easiest and the fastest way out (worldly wisdom).
From a neutral standpoint, wisdom can be easy to define. We usually take it as that “ability” that will not allow anybody to make a fool of us, no matter how cunning we have to be. But the Bible defines such as earthly, sensual, and devilish and labels it as foolishness before God. “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good conduct, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast in it or deny the truth. Such wisdom does not come from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.” Jas.3.14-16a.
The wisdom of God first starts with the fear of God—Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” It is pure and without blemish. James 3:17 defines it in this manner: “…the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.” In God’s eyes, a show of wisdom is adherence to instructions rooted in His word at His time and in His way, no matter how foolish it may seem. That’s wisdom. To be wise, you must have a heart that seeks the ways of God. You must also have a heart that is willing to listen. Thank God for giving us the liberty to ask: “Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” Jas.1.5.
- Lord, help me exercise godly wisdom in every area of my life.
- Lord, help me deal with situations with your kind of wisdom, not the one the world tends to cheer for.
- Give me the grace to heed your instructions and carry them out according to your timing and your way.
- Pray for Nigeria that the people apply godly wisdom in electing their leaders and that God’s will be done.
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