Proverbs 4:7, “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”
Did you know that God’s wisdom has an answer for every problem you face in life? By definition, “wisdom is the application of knowledge” and “understanding is the ability to comprehend truth.” Wisdom and understanding go hand in hand because they comprehend and apply truth. They are like two sides of the same “truth coin.” That is why King Solomon taught us to pay whatever price it costs to get them because they will solve all of our problems and give us great success.
There will never be a problem you face in life when God’s wisdom is not the answer.
James said, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” and “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (James 1:5,17). All wisdom (medical, spiritual, natural, etc.) comes from God and He is willing to give it freely to whoever humbly asks for it in Jesus’ name!
Consider all the problems you face in life as “wisdom opportunities.” Every time you face a problem, you are being given a chance to obtain wisdom to solve it. For example, if you face a problem in your marriage, God is giving you and your spouse the opportunity to grow in the wisdom of a healthy biblical marriage. When you have the mindset to see the problem as an opportunity to grow in wisdom by seeking God’s solution, He will give you the understanding and you will come through the situation with success.
The principle of wisdom applies to everything in life. All the problems in medical science are solved by God’s wisdom and understanding; whether the doctors acknowledge God or not. Every scientific fact, true statement and discovery has its source in God. With this grounding of reason and faith working together, Christians started such universities as Harvard, Princeton and Yale. The Christian worldview is even responsible for the scientific revolution. Christians believed they could discover the underlying laws of the universe because an Intelligent Designer and Lawgiver created it. Sir Isaac Newton wrote, “This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.”
Harvard’s founding motto was, “Truth for Christ and the Church.” Sadly, now it’s just, “Truth,” because they have rejected their godly foundation. Today’s culture needs to repent of its pride and naivety to think it can have wisdom divorced from God. As disciples of Christ, let’s not make the same mistake by putting God’s wisdom in a box marked, “spiritual truth” and give the world everything else. Make it your goal in life to gain as much of God’s wisdom and understanding as you can and remember, God is the source of all truth.
Do you want God’s wisdom and understanding in your life?
- Think of three things in your life you wish to gain wisdom and understanding in.
- Pray for God to grant you the wisdom you need in these areas.
- Do whatever it takes in each area to gain wisdom and understanding, and then give God the credit.