Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”      Deuteronomy 4:6

Wisdom is not what you know about the world but how well you know God. Human reasoning will not make you wise. It may even lead you to reject the ways of God (1 Cor. 1:18-25). God’s purpose in creating a nation for Himself was to demonstrate His wisdom to the world through the obedience of His people (Zech. 8:23). As the Israelites followed God, He would bless them, and the wisdom of obeying God would be evident to all.

God gives you the same opportunity to base your life on His wisdom. When unbelievers make important decisions, they must rely on their own knowledge and understanding. You, as a Christian, have access to God’s wisdom. God’s Spirit is within you to guide you (John 16:13). The Holy Spirit will open your eyes to the truth of the Scriptures so that you can see things from God’s perspective. Only God sees the future, so only He can accurately lead you to make correct decisions today.

As you allow God to direct your life, those around you will see true wisdom, wisdom not of the world but of God. Others will be confused about what to do in our complicated world, but God will guide you safely to the correct choices for you. Your family will be blessed because you make wise decisions. Your friends will have a wise counselor to come to for help. Your obedient life will demonstrate the wisdom of allowing the Holy Spirit to be your Guide.

  1. April 1

    Proverbs 2:10
    For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

  2. April 1

    Thank you!! Very good read and I needed to be reminded! Love you!

  3. April 1

    Very good article.

  4. April 1

    James 1:5

  5. April 1

    i pray that i would be more wise in the Lord and not of this world. I ask that my anxiety would settle and just that i remember that God had everything under control. Amen

    • April 1

      Amen! Thank you for your timely words.

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  7. Yes, I agree with the author of this eloquently written document, that wisdom is not about what you know about the world, but how well you know GOD.

    The author is indeed a very wise individual. Praises be to GOD, for his obedience in writing this document. When praises go up, the blessings come down.

    Therefore, old age doesn’t necessarily mean that you are wise, or have acquired wisdom. The author told us, that how well you know GOD determines how wise you really are, despite being young or old.

    Most importantly, we all need to get to know GOD better, so HE can guide, direct, and order our steps so we can make the right decisions.
    However, we do have a part to play, we need to be obedient to the will and voice of GOD!

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