Scripture brings wisdom.
When King Solomon was granted any request he could think of, he wisely asked for wisdom. We all need wisdom in every area of our lives, and the world has lots of wisdom to offer. But in most cases, we’ll find that the wisdom that comes from the logic, reasoning, and values of this world doesn’t line up with God’s wisdom. Every time we pick up the Bible to read it, we can take just a moment and ask God for wisdom.
Ask Him to speak clearly to you through His Word, showing you how it applies to your relationships and circumstances. In the same way as you would search for a valuable treasure, search the Scriptures for the wisdom you need. When you have a big decision to make, or feel stuck in some area of life, don’t move until you find the wisdom you need from God.
Many times, God speaks wisdom into our lives through prayer or through other believers in our lives. But there’s often no substitute for the confidence that comes from seeing God’s direction right there in black and white. Although the book of Proverbs is specifically about practical wisdom, it can still be found all through the Bible — through the example of someone’s story, through prophecies that speak beyond their time, through the teachings of Jesus, or through the letters of an apostle.
Talk to God: Dear God, You alone have the wisdom that I so desperately need. Thank You for sending me the wisdom I need to live the life You’ve called me to. I don’t want to take any steps in life without Your wisdom. In Jesus’ name, amen.
“Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
Proverbs 2:2-6 NLT