How do I obtain wisdom? - Wisdom - TouchPoints

How do I obtain wisdom?

Job 28:12-13, 21“But do people know where to find wisdom? Where can they find understanding? No one knows where to find it, for it is not found among the living. . . . It is hidden from the eyes of all humanity.”

Wisdom is elusive unless you actively pursue it.

James 1:5If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you.

You receive wisdom when you seek its source: God.

Psalm 119:98Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are my constant guide.

God’s Word, the Bible, is an unending source of wisdom for those who apply themselves to study it.

Colossians 3:16Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.

Deuteronomy 4:5-6“Look, I now teach you these decrees and regulations just as the Lord my God commanded me, so that you may obey them. . . . Obey them completely, and you will display your wisdom and intelligence among the surrounding nations. When they hear all these decrees, they will exclaim, ‘How wise and prudent are the people of this great nation!’”

Proverbs 1:5-6Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles.

Psalm 19:7The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

Obedience to God’s Word—his commands, laws, and teachings—will make you wise. It is the most reliable source of wisdom and insight because it is the very counsel of God himself and therefore speaks to all situations.

James 1:5If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

Psalm 86:11Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you.

Psalm 5:8Lead me in the right path, O Lord. . . . Make your way plain for me to follow.

God promises to give wisdom to anyone who asks. You need not be embarrassed to ask God for the wisdom and direction you need.

Job 28:28“The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.”

Proverbs 9:10Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.

Giving God first place in your life is a prerequisite for God’s guidance. Asking God for wisdom is a hollow request if you are not willing to let God rule in your heart. Wisdom comes from honoring God.

1 John 2:27But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.

John 14:26“But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.”

Wisdom comes from the Holy Spirit who lives in you when you believe in Jesus Christ.

Psalm 25:8-9The Lord . . . leads the humble in doing right, teaching them his way.

Proverbs 3:7Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.

Wisdom comes more easily when you are humble.

Proverbs 20:18Plans succeed through good counsel; don’t go to war without wise advice.

Wisdom often comes to you through the counsel of thoughtful, godly people.