Wisdom … knowledge… insight…
wisdom is something that will give me understanding, a sense of direction, or guide me to taking a specific (and positive 🙂 ) action.
I’ve prayed many times for God to lead me in making decisions, asking Him to give me knowledge… basically, for wisdom. He will always answer prayers, although sometimes not exactly in the way and time that we desire. On one occasion I prayed long and hard to God for answers… and He delivered in a powerful way… here’s some of what He gave me:
“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,
and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom,
and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He holds victory in store for the upright,
He is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for He guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair – every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.” Proverbs 2:1-11 (NIV)
This verse is loaded with knowledge and understanding… it all goes together… you may selectively take and use just part of it… however, the verse is tied together with LOTS of “ands” so I would encourage you to think of it completely, and in its full meaning.
I prayed for wisdom and He delivered… He gave me more… much much more… it started with this powerful verse, Proverbs Chapter 2.
I trusted in Him, and gave Him Reverence (my love and respect)… and He delivered… in His perfect time and way.
I don’t know where you are with your spiritual journey but I do know this portion of Proverbs Chapter 2 can be applied to just about any situation… with faith… trusting and honoring God.
The Best Advice For Finding True Wisdom: Reverence For God brings true wisdom.
Do you have a favorite Bible verse about Wisdom?
I appreciated you pointing out all the “ands” in this advice.
Digressing only slightly, hubby’s favorite Proverb is Proverbs 21:9: “Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.”
His second favorite is Proverbs 25:24: Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
I see a theme here and God repeating it for emphasis!
I’m guessing that your hubby only heads for the roof when It’s time to clean out the gutters!