WE ALL NEED WISDOM.

Author: Pr. kalungi Denis August 13, 2022 359 views 8 comments
Fig: A picture representing WE ALL NEED WISDOM..

What is wisdom?

Wisdom is a spirit given by God to his people do different tasks such as to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting let us look at the example about the coming of Jesus Christ, the Lord said to Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—and he will delight in the fear of the Lord. {Isaiah 11:1-2}

This example in Exodus 31:1-10 also notifies us that wisdom is a spirit, the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills—Herein we see the reason to why he gave him wisdom:

 To make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze

To cut and set stones

To work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts

Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given him ability to all the skilled workers to make everything I have commanded you: 

The tent of meeting, the ark of the covenant law with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent— the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense, the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand—and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests, however we cannot separate the two:

Wisdom and knowledge, both recurring themes in the Bible, are related but not equal. The dictionary defines wisdom as “the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.” Knowledge, on the other hand, is “information gained through experience, reasoning, or acquaintance.” Knowledge can exist without wisdom, but not the other way around. 

One can be knowledgeable without being wise. Knowledge is knowing how to use a gun; wisdom is knowing when to use it and when to keep it holstered. In other words wisdom is the application of knowledge acquired.

More about wisdom and knowledge, Knowledge is what is gathered over time through study of the Scriptures. It can be said that wisdom, in turn, acts properly upon that knowledge. Wisdom is the fitting application of knowledge. Knowledge understands the light has turned red; wisdom applies the brakes. Knowledge sees the quicksand; wisdom walks around it. Knowledge memorizes the Ten Commandments; wisdom obeys them. Knowledge learns of God; wisdom loves Him.

How do we acquire wisdom? 

The primary way we gain godly wisdom is by learning God’s Word {Psalm 119:169}. “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple” {Psalm 119:130}. No one is born wise; we must acquire wisdom from God if we are to be truly wise: “Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts” (Psalm 119:98–100).

Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Immersion in God’s Word produces a heart of worship and thanksgiving. That heart of worship becomes fertile soil for seeds of wisdom to grow. Jesus prayed to the Father: “Sanctify them by your truth; your word is truth” {John 17:17}.

 He wants His followers to be set apart from the world, making godly choices and living godly lives {1 Peter 1:15}. We can only do that when His Word lives in us. Take note of this, “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus” {Acts 4: 13}

To fear the Lord is to start on the path to knowledge, and God can then begin to provide us with wisdom through Christ, who the Bible says is wisdom itself: “It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption” {1Corinthians 1:30}.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. See it herein {Proverbs 9:10}, this brings me to what is the fear of the Lord, let us turn to proverbs 8:13. To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

We can also develop godly wisdom by carefully selecting those who journey through life with us: “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm” (Proverbs 13:20). Paul instructed the Corinthians to “imitate me as I imitate Christ” (1 Corinthians 4:16; 11:1). Those who want godly wisdom will choose for their heroes those who exhibit wisdom in their personal lives.

Scripture tells us to ask for godly wisdom: “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him” {James 1:5}. God wants us to have His wisdom. He is delighted to give it to us when our hearts are set to receive it.

However, James goes on to say, “But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.  I also have this to tell you “The wise person feels the pain of one arrow. The unwise feels the pain of two”

For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways” {verses 6–8}. God knows the position of our hearts. When we are committed to trusting Him and obeying His Word, He pours out His wisdom on us {see Jeremiah 29:13}. But if we want to retain the right to disobey, we are double-minded and may not receive the wisdom we ask for.

Indeed, 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; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” {Proverbs 2:3–6}.

Solomon received godly wisdom when he asked the Lord for it (2 Chronicles 1:10–11). He became known for his great wisdom, yet, in his later years, he turned away from following the wisdom he’d been given. 

We can also get wisdom through what we go through in our daily lives, most people fear pain but I can a sure pain can change you, but that doesn't mean it has to be a bad change. Take that pain and turn it into wisdom.

This brings me to what happens if one lacks the spirit of wisdom?

Lack of knowledge leads to rejection by God.” “One major factor that makes most achievers to fail is their ability to know where they are going and becoming unaware of what they will have to do when they get there

My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. “Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children {Hosea 4:6}

So many people have been destroyed in adultery, fornication, witchcraft and demonic family rituals due to lack of knowledge how I wish they had known that God is everything we need at any and at any moment. Therefore get this from me, 

Due to lack of knowledge so many people have lost the fear of the Lord, they look at all what they have gained in this world and they think it has been there effort sorry God is the Alpha and Omega. 

Therefore my people will go into exile for lack of understanding; those of high rank will die of hunger and the common people will be parched with thirst {Isaiah 5:13}. It’s very easy for to leave in another realm due to lack of knowledge.

Therefore have this from me, “Knowledge is Power, Power provides Information; Information leads to Education, Education breeds Wisdom; Wisdom is Liberation. People are not liberated because of lack of knowledge.”

Can we all do away with ego, EGO stands for Exclude God's Opinion? We think we know everything. Do we really know everything about the working of physical, mental and spiritual world? Not even a tenth

With wisdom women build their houses turn with me in proverbs 14:1-3,” The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down” a foolish woman even if she finds a Trillion money or a Trillion  business she can ruin it in a few year

However this what you should avoid, receiving God’s wisdom and exchange it with godly wisdom for worldly wisdom, king Solomon tried it and he suffered for the rest of his life {1 Kings 11:1-11 details Solomon’s downfall as the Lord removed His hand of blessing from a man who was once great.

The different forms of wisdom?

King Solomon quotes Proverbs 16:16, “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!” The Bible urges us often to seek wisdom above all things. Friends a person without wisdom even if he or she inherited all the buildings of Kampala in two year they will be sold off. We all need wisdom see herein {e.g., Proverbs 4:7}. But there are different kinds of wisdom. 

First Corinthians 3:19 says, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.” And verse 20 says, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” There is obviously a difference between godly wisdom and worldly wisdom {see James 3:13–17}.

Godly wisdom is, of course, from God and honors God. Godly wisdom starts with the fear of God and results in a holy life. Worldly wisdom, on the other hand, is not concerned with honoring God but with pleasing oneself. With worldly wisdom, we may become educated, street-smart, and have “common sense” that enables us to play the world’s game successfully. 

Godly wisdom enables us to prepare ourselves for eternity. With godly wisdom, we trade earthly values for biblical values {1 John 2:15–16}. We recognize we are citizens of another kingdom, and we make choices that reflect that allegiance {Philippians 1:27; 3:20}. Having godly wisdom means we strive to see life from God’s perspective and act accordingly.

Godly wisdom may look very different from worldly wisdom. Jesus highlighted these differences in His Sermon on the Mount {Matthew 5—43}. For example, He said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.” Godly wisdom often requires us to do that which is opposite our natural inclinations. 

Godly wisdom goes against the “conventional wisdom” of the day; it is not focused on self-preservation but on furthering the kingdom of God. We can only live in godly wisdom when we are committed to crucifying our flesh and living in the Spirit {see Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 5:16, 25}.

The book of Proverbs is part of the Bible known as wisdom literature. Proverbs is full of practical instructions for life. Many proverbs contrast the wise with the foolish and warn against repeating foolish actions e.g., Proverbs 3:35; 14:24; 15:7; 26:11. Everyone makes mistakes, but the wise learn from their mistakes and take steps to avoid repeating them. The foolish may make the same mistake over and over again and never learn their lesson.

What is the importance of wisdom?

The wise woman builds her house, with her own hands proverbs 14:1-1 and also proverbs 24:3-4, by wisdom a house is built,and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

Check why did God Solomon wisdom, “Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” {1 kings 3:5-10}

Our Lord Jesus Christ told the disciples, “But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict {Luke 21:15-16}.

A person with wisdom his or her days increases, see “for through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer {proverbs 9:10-11}.

Wisdom commands respect, see “John and peter, When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus” {Acts 4: 13}

Joseph became a governor in Egypt because of the wisdom God had given him, see herein Genesis 41: 37-41“The king and his officials liked this plan. So the king said to them, “Who could possibly handle this better than Joseph? After all, the Spirit of God is with him.”

The king told Joseph, “God is the one who has shown you these things. No one else is as wise as you are or knows as much as you do. I'm putting you in charge of my palace, and everybody will have to obey you. No one will be over you except me. You are now governor of all Egypt!”

Dear Lord, “Your wisdom is better than all my foolishness, just as light is better than darkness. Your Word truly is a lamp for my journey. Help me live as a child of light with a teachable, obedient spirit. In Jesus’ name, God bless you!!!!!!

8 comments

Patrick musoke   -   

August 13, 2022
This is total wisdom for sure, God bless you Pastor through your articles we have spiritually grown.

Elvis Nimungu    -   

August 13, 2022
May God bless every endeavors of this ministry, Amen

Eve    -   

August 13, 2022
Thank you pastor God bless you

Mudenya Moris   -   

August 14, 2022
For the Spirit that God has given you does not make you slaves and cause you to be afraid; instead, the Spirit makes you God's children, and by the Spirit's power we cry out to God, “Father! my Father!”

Jackie    -   

August 15, 2022
Am greatly blessed

Jackie    -   

August 15, 2022
Blessings on blessings to this ministry and expansion in Jesus'name 🙏

Seven-profit    -   

August 15, 2022
Wow, this is so amazing, that the person of Wisdom is operating in the Church of Jesus Christ. Am Truly blessed by this wonderful epistle. Thank u so much Sir

Allen   -   

August 18, 2022
Thanks for this wonderful piece to teach us more about knowledge, wisdom and understanding from above. Me personally i have learnt a lot. More anointing.

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