Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It is a good thing to desire to grow in wisdom. It is wisdom that helps us consistently make good decisions and live our life reverently before the Lord. Wisdom ultimately comes from God. Because people want to grow in wisdom and make wise decisions, so they seek advice. Seeking advice is advisable but especially from the right persons. Taking advice from people that are not doing right can lead you wrong. Proverbs 29:11 says, “A fool utters his entire mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.”And Proverbs 26:12 says “See a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope of a fool than of him.”
It seems like you can always find someone to tell you what to do. That is not the purpose of advice. Advice is to help you gather facts, information, insights, and the wisdom of others so that you can pray before the Lord and let Him lead you into good and wise decisions.
God has people to give you advice. That advice will come in various forms.  It could be through your Pastor message in church, through a book you read, through a trusted friend over coffee, or through someone or somebody you least expect, suddenly! We need to really think about who we take advice from. Be very careful!! Make sure you are being lead by God when listening to people. I always say how can one advise if their life is full of lies, deciet, stealing, anger, jealousy and unforgiveness. Those people you run to hills from! 

Godly counsel and advice that imparts wisdom from God’s word is the backbone of wisdom building. Wisdom is the product of the following: the getting of knowledge, the getting of understanding of that knowledge, 
the experiential understanding that comes from putting what you’ve learned to work, and the continued growth of knowledge and experience over that seasons of your life. This is the primary way wisdom is gained. But, there is another way wisdom can be gained. It is supernatural and comes from the heart of God as a gift – This is the operation of the gift of the Spirit called the word of wisdom. 1 Corinthians 12:8 reveals this saying, “For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom…”   

No comments:

Post a Comment