Wisdom: For the Lord grants wisdom! From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to Him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted. Proverbs 2:6-9
Solomon prayed for wisdom and God said, “Because you have asked this and have not asked for yourself long life or riches or the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern what is right, behold now I do according to your word” (1 Kings 3:11).
Daniel professed to have “no wisdom” (Daniel 2:30), but said to The Lord, “To thee, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for thou hast given me wisdom and strength, and hast made known to me what we asked of thee” (2:23). Paul prayed that the churches would gain “spiritual wisdom” (Colossians 1:9) and that they might have “a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of God” (Ephesians 1:17). Next…moving on to James, who says it as clearly as we could ask: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God” (James 1:5). The wisdom which we all are seeking will lead to true and lasting happiness does not come to us naturally, or genetically… rather, it is supernatural. It is a gift from God. Each of us… all of us… can “get wisdom,” through prayer.
Dear Lord, God, Jesus Christ, please give me the WISDOM to know… and live in Your Will.