Navigating this life and life’s decisions can be tough as we all face different circumstances. Since not any situation is the same, an unconventional and unnatural wisdom, Godly wisdom, might be just what we need.
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Created for relationship
God created us to have a relationship with Him and Him with us.
We’re not meant to live this life on our own, doing our own things, and relying on our own strength. We’re meant to live and abide in the secret place of the Most High having a personal and intimate relationship with the Lord.
Through a personal relationship with the Lord, we get to know His heart, His ways of doing things and His thoughts. The Lord also wants to reveal mysteries to us, but only if we’re seeking Him.
Godly Wisdom is accessible!
The adversary, the devil, is roaring around like a lion seeking whom He may devour. His tactics and devices aren’t unique, but distorted.
He wants us to look at the storms in our lives so that we can be filled with hopeless disengaging from our relationship with the Lord.
The world also has a way of operating and doing things which is fear-based.
So how we do live in this world, but not of this world? We need Godly wisdom; the Spirit of wisdom to help us, guide us and lead us as we make decisions. And it’s accessible!
Human wisdom vs. God’s wisdom
Human wisdom (natural, conventional wisdom)
Can you honestly say that you know what to do in your life at all times? Is life full of clarity and easy to navigate?
I think we can all agree that it’s not.
So the question is, what do you start to do when you’re in need of advice or help in a situation? Who do you turn to? What do you turn to?
Do you start turning to friends, family, or co-workers for advice? Do you post a question in a trusted Facebook group or do you do a search in Google or Pinterest?
Often the reason we’re asking people for advice or searching social media platforms is because we have an answer in mind, but we want others to give us validation so that we can move forward.
This type of validation masks itself as receiving wise advice, but it is still just human wisdom. And human wisdom is NOT Godly wisdom. God’s wisdom is unnatural and unconventional.
Godly wisdom (unnatural, unconventional wisdom)
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
Proverbs 4:7 NKJV
The Word of God is clear that we all need to get wisdom. And not just any wisdom, Godly wisdom.
So then, if Godly wisdom is insight that’s not naturally or conventionally attained, we are in need of God.
We need wisdom beyond our own human understanding where the ways of God interfere with our natural world. They are often ways that make no sense to the human mind.
So dealing with life and life’s affairs requires Godly wisdom.
Who asked God for wisdom in the Bible?
A great example of someone who asked for wisdom in the Bible is Solomon.
The Lord asks Solomon in a dream at night, “Ask! What shall I give you?”.
Solomon says to the Lord,
“You have shown great mercy to Your servant David my father, because he walked before You in truth, in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with You; You have continued this great kindness for him, and You have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day. Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in. And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted. Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
1 Kings 3:6-9 NKJV (Ephasis added)
Solomon recognized that as king he needed Godly wisdom to discern between good and evil. The opposite is then true, that he felt that he wouldn’t be able to discern between good and evil without the Lord’s wisdom.
What the Lord said in response to Solomon is powerful:
The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you. And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days. So if you walk in My ways, to keep My statutes and My commandments, as your father David walked, then I will lengthen your days.” 1 Kings 3:10-14 NKJV
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How do we get Godly wisdom?
James 1:5 NKJV says,
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
According the Word of God, getting Godly wisdom is simple:
- Recognize that you need the wisdom of God
- Ask the Lord for wisdom
Although getting Godly wisdom is simple, it’s not magic.
God knows us better than we know ourselves. He wants our hearts FIRST and FOREMOST.
If you’re in a place of needing Godly wisdom, it’s important to ask God for it, but it’s more important to have a relationship with Him first.
Out of a relationship with Him, we love, trust and surrender our lives to the Lord where He can give us wisdom knowing it won’t be used for selfish gain, but for the glory of the Lord.
Continue to seek the Lord and ask for wisdom. Through prayer, reading the Bible, meditating on the Word, and praise and worship, you’ll get to know God’s heart more and become more intimately acquainted with Him.
Anchored in Jesus,