How God Gives Wisdom

God giving wisdom

God gives wisdom. He gives it to the righteous (Proverbs 2:7). 

It's the right use of knowledge. Knowledge can't stand on its own. It needs wisdom for support which God gives.

Wisdom is important. We are advised to get it (Proverbs 4:7). Everything we do requires wisdom in Christian life, prayer, bible study, and evangelism etc. It's needed for planning and continuity.

Wisdom is the most sought-after gift of God and it promotes to greater heights.  

It is got by the fear of God. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom...” —  (Proverbs 9:10). God gives wisdom to anyone who fears him. A little child who fears God and avoids sin will exhibit wisdom in character and judgment.

It's got through prayer. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally...” — (James 1:5).

It's also got by salvation. It's a gift of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8). Wisdom as a gift of the Holy Spirit should be exercised continually. 

Paul in his epistle admonished Timothy to stir the gift he received from him by laying on his hands (2 Timothy 1:6). That means some have wisdom as a gift but can't yield fruits because it is left dormant in them. 

It is also got by genuine interest and love for others. This is seen in the Bible when God asked Solomon to ask from him. Solomon asked for wisdom instead of riches and wealth to rule his people (2 Chronicles 1:10). He had the interest of the people at heart, so God granted his request.

Having concern for others does not only open doors to receive gifts from God but helps in receiving quick answers to prayers because he knows the answer will not only benefit the person praying but others also. This is his will for us.

Anyone having the interest of others at heart, God pours out blessings on him because he loves blessing people who bless people. God detests selfishness. Selfishness hinders prayer and fasting.

However, why show concern for others, use wisdom, and thread carefully.

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