10 Ways to Seek God’s Wisdom

Bill Thrasher
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God’s wisdom may be contrary to your natural inclinations as you learn His ways and His thoughts, which are different from your ways and your thoughts. Purpose to seek His wisdom. Here are ten ways you can do that:

  1. Recognize your need for wisdom. This requires being humble (Proverbs 11:2) and not being wise in your own eyes (Proverbs 3:7–8) but admitting that you are foolish (1 Corinthians 3:18) and unable to direct your path apart from His aid (Jeremiah 10:21). The Scripture says those who think they are wise in their own eyes become fools (Romans 1:22).
  2. Recognize the value of wisdom and desire it above all else. Choosing wisdom above every other desirable thing is the right choice (1 Kings 3; 2 Chronicles 1:7– 12; Proverbs 3:15; 8:11).
  3. Cultivate a fear of God because the fear of God is the foundational principle of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10).
  4. Diligently pursue the study of Scripture, because as you obey the Bible’s commands, they will show you the path of wisdom (Deuteronomy 4:5–6; 2 Timothy 3:15).
  5. Ask God for His wisdom, because He promises to give it generously (James 1:5).
  6. Fellowship with wise people, because “he who walks with wise men will be wise” (Proverbs 13:20).
  7. Maintain a teachable spirit and be willing to accept rebuke (Proverbs 9:8–9; 12:15; 21:11).
  8. Flee evil because God says to “be wise in what is good but innocent in what is evil” (Romans 16:19).
  9. Trust in God and not yourself, for “he who trusts in his own heart is a fool” (Proverbs 28:26).
  10. Let your pursuit of wisdom be a great joy to you (Proverbs 10:23).

Worship, trust, and enjoy our wise God as you invite Him to share His wisdom with you.

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