I directed my mind to understand, to explore, to search out wisdom and explanations, and to understand the stupidity of wickedness and the folly of madness. Ecclesiastes 7:25 BSB
Wisdom does not come by time or by experience. It is neither “smarts” nor intelligence. Wisdom is knowing what is true or right coupled with decisions toward correct and proper action. Wisdom is what we do with the knowledge we have obtained with study and experience.
James 1:5 is often quoted, “Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God,….”
Wisdom comes by seeking it. It is in learning the ways of God that we grow in wisdom. We grow in spiritual wisdom and understanding by reading the Word and then applying what is in scripture to our lives. Incorporate scriptural teaching in your every day life. As you read and study, you will remember things you read when opportunities for decisions arise.
Whether a guided bible study, a scripture devotion, or on your own deciding what to read, read scriptures. Read every day. Take time to grow in wisdom.
A suggestion is to pick a month with 31 days and read a chapter in Proverbs a day. At the end of the month, you will have read the entire book on wisdom.
Or buy my book, Meat to Eat, for a full year of devotions to help you grow in wisdom.
…to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; Colossians 1:9b NKJV