Seek Godly knowledge, seek Godly understanding, seek Godly wisdom.
Knowledge refers to information, facts and things in memory. Understanding involves interpretation, reason or meaning whiles wisdom is the application of knowledge or understanding. Wisdom has to do with what to do next or the timing of implementing something. There is a saying that goes like “he who hesitate is lost and haste make waste”.
We pay a price when we make an unwise choice or decision.
Wisdom is execution!!!!How do you execute your findings. What should you do? and what happened when you took that action. The following verses in Proverbs 24:3-7 will throw some light on wisdom, understanding and knowledge.
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.
7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate
What good is it if we have Godly knowledge and understanding but cannot apply it? In ascending order, three of the seven sprit of God(Isaiah 11:2) ranks like knowledge, understanding, wisdom.
Wisdom is the principal thing, Proverbs 4:6. Wisdom is a key, its number one, forsake it not.
Godly wisdom is applying Godly principles to a situation, that results in a favorable outcome.
Godly wisdom can be obtained by
- Prayer, James 1:5-6
- Be a doer of the word, Proverbs 8:33-34
- Seeking Godly counsel
- Wise association, Acts 6:3
- Meditating on the word of God, Joshua 1:8
- Laying on of hands, Deuteronomy 34:9
- Observing how God works, Proverbs 6:6-11
According to James 3:17, Godly wisdom has the following features or traits
- Its gentle
- Its peaceful
- Full of mercy
Man’s wisdom is political, soulish, judgmental and limited. The bible says my ways are not your ways.
Some facts about wisdom
- Wisdom ask questions. Proverbs 20:5
- Wisdom tries to understand before taking action
- Wisdom is a defense. Ecclesiastes 7:12
- Wisdom never take things for granted
- Look, listen and search for wisdom around you today
- Study the seven spirit of God in Isaiah 11 verse 2
- Pray for your pastor for more Godly wisdom