Are you wise? You’ll probably hesitate to answer “yes” because most people aren’t so bold as to refer to themselves as wise. However, consider what the Bible lists as the criteria for someone to be considered wise:
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” – Proverbs 1:7 NKJV
And later this is also included:
“…and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” – Proverbs 9:10 NKJV
Wisdom is about seeing things God’s way. Knowing the Lord is to be aligned with Him. When a person embraces God as the source of absolute truth, there is by default an admission of not having all the answers. That’s the point of being teachable and opportunities for true learning open-up. “Fearing the Lord” is maintaining a healthy respect for Him and His unique position as King over all creation. Reading, studying, praying, listening, trusting, asking, sharing; it’s all part of knowing Him and learning about His perspective on life, death, work, leisure, pleasure, relationships, and the future.
Seek to know Him more and your wisdom will increase too. Are you praying to be wise today…according to His definition?
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