First use in the Bible: Exodus 28, verse 3:
“And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.”
Another use in the bible: James 1, verse 5:
“If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
Notice in the very first occurrence of the word that it is God who fills men with the spirit of wisdom. Throughout the Bible, the word wisdom is used to refer to something that is beyond our knowledge and understanding. Men can acquire knowledge through effort, experimentation and through the expenditure of energy and focus. Understanding can be obtained through one’s patient study and time. Wisdom, however, is something that only comes from God. Wisdom is not just the application of knowledge and understanding, it is the righteous execution of a fundamental precept of God. God is wise and the creator of all wisdom, and everything he does is guided by wisdom. God can gift men with wisdom even when they do not seek it of him, but we have a promise, that he will provide it to those who seek it.
WHAT IT MEANS TO OUR FAMILY
We should seek wisdom from God, pray often, and diligently seek out his face. God is willing to provide wisdom to us when we ask. Wisdom will not lead us in the wrong direction; rather, it will enable us to be protected from wickedness. What an amazing thought that God, who is higher and greater than us, is not just interested in us and our lives but wants to provide wisdom to us to help us live a full and complete life in him.
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