Webster describes wisdom as insight, good sense, judgment. All throughout the Bible, we are encouraged to get wisdom. In fact, James 1:5 says if you lack wisdom, ask God and He will give it to you. Why do we need wisdom? Because wisdom helps us to live a fulfilled life. When we are walking in wisdom we are walking in peace, because our decisions bring good outcomes.
The book of Proverbs is filled with wisdom and keys to getting wisdom. It is a book that I continually read and meditate on. In fact, if you’re wanting a monthly devotional, start with Proverbs chapter 1 and read a chapter a day. It has 31 chapters so you can end it the last day of the month. If there is a scripture that catches your attention, slow down and meditate on it. Write it out and pray it. Study it until it is in your spirit. That’s how you truly receive the Word and then apply it to your everyday life.
Proverbs 2:6-9 says, “The Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice and preserves the way of His saints.”
The Lord gives wisdom through His Word, the Bible. The Word of God comes from the mouth of God. As we see from the previous scripture mentioned, that is where wisdom if found. Its imperative that we read and know the Word in order to live a life of wisdom. In walking in wisdom, we walk in protection because the Lord guards our paths. Wisdom keeps us walking in the ways of God and gives us the ability to know the steps to success.
Here are some scriptures on wisdom to think about:
(Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore, get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
(Proverbs 4:11,12) I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.
(Proverbs 2:10-12) When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discernment will preserve you, understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perverse things.
I hope you take some time this week to read the book of Proverbs. It is my favorite book of the Bible!