Gaining Wisdom

  1. Desire wisdom above wealth or pleasure (Prov.8:10-11; 16:16)
  2. Be humble. Wisdom dwells with the meek and lowly (Prov.11:2; James 3:13; Prov.15:33; 22:4)
  3. Ask God for wisdom (James 1:5; 1Kgs.3:9-14; Prov.2:6)
  4. Fear (Honor) God and depart from evil, it’s the first step to wisdom (Prov.1:7; 8:13)
  5. Study the Scriptures (2Tim.3:15; Col.3:16)
  6. Obey His commandments, practice what the Bible says; it opens our understanding (Deut.4:5,6; Psa.111:10; Heb.5:12-14; John 7:17)
  7. Be willing to actively practice wisdom and apply it to life situations, trusting in the circumstantial guidance of God (Prov.32:8-9; Matt.7:24; Eph.5:15)
  8. Study God’s wisdom in His creation (Psa.19:1-2; Rom.1:20; 8:1-9)
  9. Receive wisdom from God’s creatures; we can learn even from a tiny ant (Prov.6:6-8; 1Kgs.4:33)
  10. Walk (Associate) with the wise (Prov.13:20). Bad friendships can damage thinking and behavior ((Prov.1:10; 1Cor.15:33)
  11. Listen to instruction and correction (Prov.8:33; 9:9; 13:1; Eccl.7:5)
  12. Commune with God in the innermost being (Psa.51:6)
  13. Safeguard wisdom (Prov.3:21)
  14. Pray to God for the gifts of the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge (1Cor.12:8,31).

**Remember that Jesus is the Wisdom and the Power of God and in Him are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. The first act of the Holy Spirit in the heart of man is the light that shines within giving one the knowledge of Christ (1Cor.1:24; 12:3; Col.2:3; 2Cor.4:6). Know Jesus, Know Light; No Jesus, No Light. Jesus is not one of the ways to receive God’s wisdom. He is the Wisdom of God.

Qualities of Divine Wisdom (James 3:17)
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity). (Amplified Bible)