Saturday, May 31, 2014

Read Your Bible For Wisdom

Wisdom from God prepares us to live a better life. God’s Word, The Holy Bible is literally filled with His wisdom, His ways of doing things, His answers to the issues of our lives.

When the writer of the Book of Proverbs shared with us what his father, King David shared with him, he was giving us a glimpse of where his success came from. King Solomon was one of the wealthiest, famous and most respected kings of his era. He is still regarded as the wisest man to live, other than the Lord Jesus Christ. The point also shows us that it was Solomon’s responsibility to get wisdom.

So, when King David died and King Solomon became the king of Israel, he wisely sought God for wisdom. And his request was granted. God gave him wisdom, and with it came riches, peace and greatness. Wisdom elevated Solomon immensely. He was regarded as the go-to person if you had a problem. Insight from God will do that for you.

How did Solomon get to acquire this great wisdom? Here are a few things that he did and that he advised us to do as well. Remember that wisdom, which is God’s answers to our situations, circumstances and relationships, is available to all of us who desire it.

Solomon prayed and asked God for wisdom. Prayer is the heart of need crying out to the One Who can meet the need. Prayer is the soul and spirit of man asking for help from the God of the universe, realizing that we cannot live this life successfully without His aid and assistance. Prayer is in essence saying to God, I need You. Solomon prayed this way, and God responded favorably. He is not a respector of persons. If He answered the prayer for Solomon, surely He would answer such a prayer of humility for all who seek Him.

Solomon encouraged us to seek for wisdom. Wisdom is found in The Holy Bible. We must be willing to seek and search the Word regarding the varied issues of our lives and see what God has to say about them. There is an answer for every subject matter in the Bible. So, do your homework, search and research what the Bible has to say about your situation, and do what you are instructed.

Solomon shared what he learned with others. This is an important point regarding wisdom. The more we share with others what we learn, the more we will learn. Selfishness will hinder more of God’s wisdom from coming to us. So learn to tell others what you have seen, practiced and experienced as a result of your time in The Holy Bible, and enjoy the thrill of seeing other people’s lives change.

Proverbs 4: 5-9 (AMP)

“Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth.  Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you. The beginning of Wisdom is: get Wisdom (skillful and godly Wisdom)! [For skillful and godly Wisdom is the principal thing.] And with all you have gotten, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation). Prize Wisdom highly and exalt her, and she will exalt and promote you; she will bring you to honor when you embrace her. She shall give to your head a wreath of gracefulness; a crown of beauty and glory will she deliver to you.”