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How to Acquire Wisdom

The immense rewards of wisdom make pursuing it well worth the effort.

January 30, 2023

Proverbs 2:1-7

Knowledge may be a prized commodity in the world, but what the Lord values is wisdom (Prov. 8:11). He wants us to see life from His viewpoint and evaluate everything according to biblical principles. 

So how do we gain wisdom? The obvious answer is that we must pursue it. Too often, however, people who say they want to be wise do little to actually make that happen. 

The first place to look for wisdom is the Bible. There, we are told to pay attention to God’s life-giving words and hold His commands in our heart (Prov. 4:20-22). Another source of wisdom is the counsel of godly men and women (Prov. 12:15); God brings fellow believers into our life to offer biblical advice, encouragement, or reproof. In fact, according to that same verse, those who ignore the words of a righteous person are labeled “fool.” So surround yourself with other followers of Christ who pursue what the Lord values. 

Our heavenly Father ensures that those who seek wisdom will find it (Prov. 8:12, Prov. 8:17). Diligent believers will discover they possess abundant treasure: In addition to godly insight, they’ll have knowledge, discernment, and prudence—rare riches in the modern world and indispensable tools for furthering God’s kingdom.

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