We need the wisdom of God in our lives. I’m not talking about just knowing the Bible backward and forward. Some of the most educated theologians can quote the Bible chapter and verse and recite the Greek and Hebrew meanings of words. Yet they still lack the wisdom of God. True wisdom is gaining God’s perspective through His Word and then applying that truth to life.
Until you can walk the talk, you have not gained wisdom. Life is not a straight path from birth to death. There are twists and turns, detours and mazes, mountains and valleys. But, as believers, we have the blessing of divine help in making the right choices in life. We have the guidance of “the wisdom of God” if we will seek it.
Proverbs 8:11 says that “wisdom is better than jewels; and all desirable things cannot compare with her.” According to Scripture, wisdom is more valuable than money, diamonds, career success, or fame! But tragically, what many call “the good life” often pulls them away from God and the right choices.
When we think we have it all together, God’s wisdom does not seem to be very valuable to us. Riches will not drive us deeper into God. Success doesn’t automatically prompt you to worship God. But when wisdom is applied to wealth, success, and relationships, we can keep focused on Christ so that all the good things in our lives can bring Him glory.
God holds wisdom in His hand and He has promised to give it to those who love Him: “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” (James 1:5). Wisdom for life– divine insight into how to make the right choices– is within the reach of every believer. So just ask!