TRUTH GEM

WISDOM

 

          (Proverbs 4:7) Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom, And in all your getting get understanding.

          Do not think wisdom, knowledge, and understanding are all the same thing.  Knowledge is a collection of facts, gained information.  Understanding is why a fact is a fact.  Wisdom is being led by the Spirit.  Wisdom is knowing what to do at any moment.

          Suppose you are in the middle of a mathematics proof (no comments) on a mathematics test (that you will be passing and not have to retake again).  You get four lines into the ten line proof and you get stuck.  In your mind are thousands of math facts (knowledge) that you have learned.  But out of all those facts which is the one that you can select out that will help you proceed in the problem to help complete the proof?  You need to know what to do next; i.e. you need wisdom.  You can even have great understanding of many facts, but what you really need is the wisdom of what to do next.  So you should see that wisdom is the principal thing…..sooooo how do you get wisdom?

          You get wisdom by praying for it.  (James 1:5) If any of you lacks wisdom, let him as of God who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  Here is what you can expect when you in faith pray for wisdom. You can expect to have opportunity to hear how to study wisely.  You then will be expected to apply that wisdom. Then as you are applying the wisdom that you know that explosively joyful flood of light will come to you (give the sound effects of “ting” like thumping fine crystal) to give you further wisdom that slays the problem.

          (Proverbs 3:5) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.  (He shall direct your paths = knowing what to do next = wisdom)