‘If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God.’ James 1:5 NKJV
Here is a time-tested and proven formula for obtaining wisdom:
1) Acknowledge that you need it. Benjamin Franklin, an American author and inventor, correctly said, ‘The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of your own ignorance.’
2) Go to the right source. ‘For the LORD gives wisdom’ (Proverbs 2:6 NKJV). He alone can give you true wisdom because He alone has true wisdom. Indeed, His wisdom makes ours look like foolishness. Paul says, ‘The foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom’ (1 Corinthians 1:25 NIV). Think about that. If God were capable of a stupid thought, which He is not, it would still be wiser than the wisest thought we could ever conceive.
3) Ask for it. God doesn’t hoard his wisdom; He is ready to give it away. Solomon says: ‘If you call out for insight … cry aloud for understanding … 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 NIV). James writes: ‘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. 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. For that person ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.’ (James 1:5-8 NASB). Today, pray for wisdom.
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