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One night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask. What should I give you?” In this pivotal moment, Solomon implored, “Grant me wisdom and knowledge so that I may lead these people” (2 Chronicles 1:7–10).
God offers wisdom to His people—not just in the book of Proverbs, but throughout the Old and New Testaments. Below are seven principles of wisdom found in Scripture.
1. Wisdom is a road we walk our entire life.
Wisdom is found with the elderly, and understanding comes with long life. (Job 12:12)
2. If we want wisdom, we should ask God, and He will give it.
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God—who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly—and it will be given to him. (James 1:5)
3. The way of wisdom is an ancient path, not a new one.
This is what the Lord says: Stand by the roadways and look. Ask about the ancient paths, “Which is the way to what is good?” Then take it and find rest for yourselves. (Jeremiah 6:16a)
4. All wisdom resides eternally in Christ.
Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels around the throne, and also of the living creatures and of the elders. Their number was countless thousands, plus thousands of thousands. They said with a loud voice:
Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered
to receive power and riches
and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and blessing!
5. The wisdom of God fosters healthy, gospel-centered relationships.
Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. (Colossians 3:16)
6. To pursue Christlikeness is to pursue wisdom.
Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—a Spirit of wisdom and understanding, a Spirit of counsel and strength, a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:1–2)
7. The way of wisdom is a path that bears fruit in our lives.
For this reason also, since the day we heard this, we haven’t stopped praying for you. We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God… (Colossians 1:9–10)