Where does true wisdom come from?
Some people feel wisdom is obtained by immersing yourself in religious activity. Others see wisdom as the unattainable picture of climbing the highest mountain seeking a white-bearded guru. Or you’ve heard people described as “wiser than their years”. But if we look for wisdom to come through our experiences or from the world around us, we will certainly wind up disillusioned.
God’s Word tells us wisdom is available for all – and that it comes to us from God himself. In the book of Job we read, “God understands the way to wisdom and he alone knows where it dwells.” Wisdom is not far away and only for a few wise old folks. It is for you! For anyone who trusts in the Lord. In James 3 [verse 17] we read, that “…the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”
The big picture then is this. If you want wisdom, you must understand that it comes from God alone, for His purpose. It’s all right there in the Word of Christ and this kind of wisdom is very fruitful, it brings what God calls abundant life. So as you desire to love people and reach your world, open up to wisdom God’s way.
God’s Word tells us wisdom is available for all – and that it comes to us from God himself.