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Where Do We Get Our Wisdom From?

Today’s world makes it easy to find information or look for answers to life’s questions, big or small.

We open up Google and search for answers to life-defining questions like whether to go to college, take a gap year, learn a trade or enter the workforce. We seek advice from friends about whether it’s time to get engaged or break off a relationship. After we're married, we wrestle with whether we should have kids or whether we should have more kids, or where to send them to school.

After all the advice and research, we still need to know what to do with all the facts, feelings, and opinions we have collected. That is what wisdom is - knowing what to do with the knowledge we have. So where do we find this wisdom?

The answer to that question can be found in the book of Proverbs.

Wisdom starts by respecting God's voice

The book of Proverbs was written by Solomon, son of the famous King David. Solomon was humbled by the opportunity to follow in his father's footsteps and lead a nation. When he became king, he prayed for one thing: wisdom and God answered it.

Our first step to gaining wisdom has to be like Solomon’s. No matter the problem we face or the questions we have, we need to look to God and let him guide us.

Proverbs 1:7 says, “Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

Wisdom is rooted in humility

The first step in listening to God's voice in our lives is to approach God humbly - asking for his wisdom.

The path to finding true wisdom can’t come from our inclinations.

We must ask ourselves, “are we willing to be open-minded, humble ourselves, and trust what God is saying”?

What this involves is taking each decision to God's Word and seeing if it agrees with what the Scriptures teach us.

Wisdom is different than knowledge

Sometimes it can be easy to confuse wisdom and knowledge, but the truth is that wisdom is much deeper than knowing facts or information.

Gaining wisdom truly all boils down to this: Measuring the decisions we have, actions we are debating on taking, and seeing if they align with God’s Word.

God built wisdom as something much deeper than an understanding of facts. Wisdom is a skill we can work to be better at and practice and continue to improve upon.

Dive into Proverbs

One of the easiest ways we can begin to measure our decisions to God’s Word is by diving into Proverbs, written by Solomon. A great first step is by taking the time to read one chapter a day, every month, for an entire month. There are 31 chapters, and (most months) there are 31 days.

We created a specific Bible reading plan to do just that, with each day including a key takeaway and a prayer.

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