The Gift Of Wisdom — A LifeWords Devotion - Hope 103.2

The Gift Of Wisdom — A LifeWords Devotion

Solomon realises he has a big job to do after becoming king of Israel after David his father. He asks for wisdom to do it.

By David ReayThursday 10 Mar 2022LifeWords DevotionalsDevotionsReading Time: 3 minutes

Solomon realises he has a big job to do after becoming King of Israel after David his father. He asks for wisdom to do it. Wisdom is not knowledge. Wisdom is discerning how to apply knowledge. A wise person not only has information but knows what to do with it. A wise person not only knows the truth but knows when and how and where to apply it. We live in an information saturated society, but it doesn’t necessarily make life better. Wisdom is needed for that to occur. Wisdom does come through experience but ultimately is a gift of God. So we can ask for it as per JAMES 1:5-8.

v.13 above reminds us God is well able to bless us more than we ask or imagine. Put God first and he may surprise us with all sorts of “bonus” blessings.

Like all God’s good gifts, wisdom needs to be cultivated and used and guarded. Solomon lacked wisdom when he married lots of pagan women. His God given wealth also made him arrogant. God’s good blessings need to be worked at, because each of them can have a “dark side”.

Wisdom is a necessary companion to love. To love well we must love wisely. Wisdom is a necessary companion to life. To live well, we must live wisely.

Blessings,

David