What does Wisdom look like? Um… Wisdom is kind, gentle, gracious, loving, smiling, honest, Godly, pure, reasonable, concise, peaceful, a good listener, patient, wise, impartial, prodding, prayerful, unwavering, merciful, diligent, relentless, charitable, compassionate, respectful, and…HUMBLE.
This is not “just true in the spiritual sense,” rather… it’s true as a way of life. No matter, if it’s chasing your career objectives, social endeavors, family pursuits, and again…SPIRITUAL…of course…wisdom is a demanding source of knowledge.
That said… one MUST have a “saving relationship with Christ.” Can a person who possesses Wisdom be all of these things at the same time? Probably not, but surely…it’s possible. After all, we humans have a sinful nature, and even people who have reputable Wisdom make mistakes too… and doesn’t always fit the complete glove of Wisdom. These attributes would seem to describe what a person should look like, and likely… you will find him/her to be like…from a perspective of WISDOM.
Anyone pursuing Wisdom must be relentless in their pursuit, out of a passionate love for Jesus Christ, and, it will manifest itself within a sincere heart. Remember, too, that which God grivet, God can take away. So, one MUST not abuse this God-Given gift, less they lose it.
We are told with clarity, in … James 3:17 – But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
Wisdom does not grow on trees; it does not come in the mail; nor is it inherited. Wisdom is … simply stated… a “gift from God.” One gains wisdom according to the will of God, and on His terms. We can, however, and should… seek wisdom; by “asking for it”… just as Solomon did.
1 Kings 3 – “Now, Lord my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this. So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.