If you are searching for wisdom from God because you have a question, you have a problem, or you have a need, then there is good news for you. God desires that we have His wisdom so much that He sent His own dear Son, the Lord Jesus, to die upon Calvary’s cross that you might know His wisdom; and He sent His dear Holy Spirit to teach it. The book of Proverbs is indeed God’s book to health, wealth, and wisdom for His children. These proverbs are God’s ways for God’s people.
If you want this wisdom, then God tells us that the first step on this infallible path to His wisdom is that you must pursue the Scriptures. God says, “My son, if thou wilt receive my words …” It’s all predicated on that. If you choose not to receive God’s Word, then you will never have God’s wisdom. God’s Word, the infallible, inerrant, Word of God, is God’s handbook of wisdom for His children. You must pursue it. You must pour over it. You must study it. You must saturate yourself with it.
In order for you to receive God’s Word, then you must appreciate God’s Word. You must be willing to receive it with an open heart. You must welcome it into your heart. Yet, appreciating God’s Word is not enough, you also have to appropriate God’s Word. That means, not only do you need to let it get in, but you have to let it get down deep inside of you. Then, once you have appropriated the Word of God, then you must assimilate it. The word assimilate means to take in information, ideas, and understand it fully. Then, you must activate the Word of God in your life. You must apply it in your daily life.
God says that we must,“…apply thine heart to understanding.” When you apply it—when it gets out of the notebook and into your head, and then when it gets out of your head and into your heart, and when it gets out of your heart and into your life, and you begin to live it, and you begin to apply it, and you begin to activate it—at that moment, it becomes wisdom to you.
Listen, there is no finer food known to man that a plate full of biscuits and sausage gravy, at least the way my wife makes it. But it is not enough for me to simply appreciate that plate of biscuits and gravy. I can sit there and say how wonderful it is all day, but that is not enough. It is also not enough for me to appropriate it by sitting it down in front of me, possessing it. No, that is not enough. It is also not enough for me to assimilate it, to bend down and smell that wonderful aroma of goodness. It is not until I activate my hand to put that biscuit and gravy into my mouth and let it settle down in my stomach that I have put that food into my life. It is the same with God’s Word.
16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts.
You must activate the Word of God in your life. You must apply it in your daily life. Now, when you come to God with fervency, consistency, expectancy, and after you have received the Word of God, then you can pray to God for wisdom, and it shall be given. God’s not going to scold you. He’s not going to say, “Is that you again, pestering me?” Oh no! God is pleased when I come to Him daily and say, “God, I need wisdom here.” “Lord, I’m preparing a lesson; Lord, help me.” “Lord, I’m making a decision; Lord, help me.” “Lord, I’m seeking a college, a wife; I need to buy a home; I want to win souls; Lord, I want to be used; God, give me wisdom!” God will give it. God wants you to have wisdom.
However, there is one thing above all else that you must have if you are to have the wisdom of God, if you would know wisdom. There must be the presence of the Savior in your heart. You see, a man can have knowledge, but he needs understanding. He needs wisdom! In order for you to know the secrets of the universe, you have to know the Lord Jesus Christ, for the Bible says,
3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Jesus is the secret of the universe. Jesus is the glue of the galaxies. Jesus is the secret of it all, and the only way that a man can know it, is not by books, but by knowing the Lord Jesus Christ. There are some things that you cannot learn from experience. Wisdom is the presence of the Savior. You will never have real wisdom until you know the Lord Jesus Christ in your heart.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
Who is our righteousness? Who is our wisdom? It is the Lord Jesus Christ. God is telling us that in Christ, there is soundness; in Christ, there is strength; in Christ there is security, and in Christ, there is satisfaction.
Click on the link below to hear a message on how you can have the wisdom of God. Do you want God’s wisdom? Then you must follow the infallible path to that wisdom. You must know Jesus. Christ must be in your heart!