Wisdom is given in the person of Jesus Christ; He indwells us through the Holy Spirit and we are told to search out wisdom. When we lack wisdom, we are to ask God to give us wisdom and He says, He will give it liberally. When we ask God for godly wisdom we are asking for the person of Christ to come into our lives. The simplicity of asking God for wisdom is hidden in the process of faith and we are told to search for it like a hidden treasure. Wisdom is asking Jesus to become our Lord, it is a confession of faith.
Proverbs 2:2-5 So that you incline your ear to wisdom,And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. NKJ
1 Corinthians 1:30
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— NKJ
The wisdom of this world is based on intellect, facts and information which is rooted in a knowledge that is corrupted by the fall of mankind and is not wisdom at all. True wisdom is of God and He is a person, He is the Son of God who is made to bewisdom for us. Therefore, asking God for wisdom is asking God for the Spirit of Christ to come into our lives to be our Savior. With Christ comes not only wisdom but righteousness, sanctification and redemption. God gives us generously and abundantly more that we asked and we are told to seek Him while He may be found.
Isaiah 55:6-7b Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near…. Let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him and our God, for He will abundantly pardon. NKJ
Titus 3:4-6 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, NKJ
Salvation and wisdom are from God and He has made it simple for all who ask that they may receive it, but it is a process of seeking it out and obtaining wisdom. We are told to pursue it asif searching for jewels, silver and gold, which takes effort and diligence. The eyes of fallen mankind have been blinded to God’s truths by Satan the deceiver. Some believe the lies of this world which are rooted in pride, arrogance and egotism. Whenever we put self-importance above the truth of God’s word we are operating in darkness.
2 Corinthians 4:3-4 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. NKJ
Job 28:12-15 “But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living. The deep says, ‘It is not in me’;
And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’ It cannot be purchased for gold,
Nor can silver be weighed for its price. NKJ
Job 18-21a No mention shall be made of coral or quartz,For the price of wisdom is above rubies. The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold. “From where then does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding? It is hidden from the eyes of all living… NKJ
Job 28: 27-28 Then He saw wisdom and declared it; He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out. And to man He said,‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.’” NKJ
Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, which is a respectful reverence for God’s word, fear of the Lord is to hate, detest and despise the evil that is seen in pride, in arrogance, in mean and perverse speaking. Wisdom is fearing or esteeming God’s word above all else including every lie the enemy and all this fallen world system may bring to deter or frighten us. When we have a knowledge of God’s spiritual principles and His kingdom ways we will have a better understanding of how we are to operate so that we may have the peace of God on the earth.
Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. NKJ
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate. NKJ
Proverbs 2:6-7 For 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; NKJ
Wisdom is hidden in the person of Christ and all who lack wisdom should ask of God and He will give it to us liberally. After we get Wisdom in the person of the Holy Spirit we are to search out knowledge and obtain an understanding of God’s kingdom ways. It is difficult to be successful in a country, government or kingdom without knowledge of its constitution, laws and method of operation and so it is in the kingdom of God.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who give to all liberally and without reproach and it will be given him. NKJ
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. NKJ
We are told to study to show ourselves approved unto God so you can rightly divide the truth of God’s word. We are to ignore and to reject profane, disrespectful, vain and speculative speaking of arrogant and prideful people because it only promotes the increase of ungodliness. We are to turn from the deceitful lies of this world and of this fallen world system that creates division, hatred and disunity among the people God created to reflect His image and likeness in the earth.
2 Timothy 2:15-16 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. NKJ
To fear God is to hate evil, pride and arrogance. To fear Satan is to be in dread and anxiety. Every person will choose whom they will reverence and respect most in this life by their actions. Whether it be the wisdom of God and the turning from the haughtiness and egotistical ways of mankind or to continue in a fallen world system in darkness blinded by Satan who brings division and keeps people from truth and light.