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Wisdom

Hebrew and Greek means – make wise

Wisdom – ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on
knowledge and understanding.  The apostle Paul declared that the message of the cross
is foolishness to the Greeks and a stumbling block to the Jews.  But to those who believe
said Paul this “foolishness of God” is “the wisdom of God” (I Cor 1:18-25).

Against the wisdom of God Paul contrasted “the wisdom of this world: (I Cor 1:20, 3:19),  
“human wisdom” (I Cor 2:4),  “the wisdom of men” (I Cor 2:5), “the wisdom of this age” (I
Cor 2:6), and “man’s wisdom” (I Cor 2:13).

The biblical concept of wisdom, therefore, is quite different from the classical view of
wisdom, which sought through philosophy and human rational thought to determine the
mysteries of existence and the universe.  The first principle of biblical wisdom is that people
should humble themselves before God in reverence and worship, obedience to His
commands.  (Ps 111:10, Prov 1:7, 9:10).

The only problem on earth is a wisdom problem (Prov 4:1-15) everything you are wanting
can be produced by wisdom.

Wisdom is the Law of God (Word of God) (Duet 4:5-6;  Col 1:28).  Only the LORD give
thee wisdom (II Chr 1:10).  When Solomon asked, he received wisdom (I King 4:29-30;  I
Chr 22:12)  Wisdom is the scriptural solution to a problem you are facing.  The Word of
God applied actually to a problem.

The difference between your present and your future is your wisdom (your words Prov 18:
20-21).  God’s Words coming out of your mouth is wisdom.

Seven Wisdom keys:

1.        What you can tolerate, you cannot change.  Pain is necessary for change.   When
you hate Egypt you qualify for Canaan.  (Mark 11:23) Speak to your mountain.

2.        What you respect you will attract.  To respect something is to value it.  You can’t
make fun of a healing ministry and wonder why you don’t get healed. God says “trust in the
LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Prov 3:5-8).

3.        What you make happen for others God will make happen for you.  You reap what
you sow.  (Gal 6:7;  Eph 6:8)  You reap what you sow not where you sow.

4.        The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.  Jesus prayed several
times a day, David prayed 7 times a day, Daniel prayed 3 times a day.  Taking something
out of every paycheck and putting it away is more important than how much you take out.  
Habits decide your future.

5.        Your rewards in life are determined by the kinds of problems you are willing to solve
for others.  Everybody wants favor.  The key to favor is solving a problem.  Joseph had
favor, he solved the problem close to him,  and the problem close to you is a open door.  
Sow to the person, but look to God for the harvest (Ps 62:1; 5).

6.        If you insist on taking something God did not give you, He will take back something
He gave you.  He gave Adam and Eve the Garden,  He didn’t give them that tree.  They
wanted the tree of knowledge so He took back the Garden (Gen 3).  God says the tithe is
Mine.  When people take the tithe, God takes back the 90%.

7.        An uncommon seed will always create an uncommon harvest.  We are a walking
warehouse of seed,  time is a seed, money is a seed, patience is a seed.  Sowing for a
desired result – God had a Son, but He wanted a family so He planted His Son to reap a
family.  The widow of Zeph (I Kings 17:9-16).  She looked at the prophet Elijah, he gave
her a picture, he said “the cruse of oil will not fail”.  God never ask us for something without
first telling us what will happen as a result. (Prov 3:9-10).

Miracle harvest promised: (Isa 58:7-12)  uncommon health, uncommon wisdom, uncommon
financial favor, and uncommon family restoration.

God tells us if we lack wisdom, we need only to ask for it.  (Dan 2:16-23, Isa 40:7-8;  James
1:5-8).  Remember when Solomon asked God for wisdom, He not only gave him wisdom
exceeding all, but He gave him what he didn’t ask for too.
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