Throughout the book of Proverbs, “wisdom” is often compared, in a poetic sense, to the characteristics of a beautiful woman to whom we should be attracted to, of whom we should desire more, of whom we would want to get to know better and to be closer to. Wisdom, as the Bible shows exists as a gift from the Lord to guide, correct, provide insight, beckon us all to come closer and learn so we can live a more beautiful, productive, enriched, godly existence. In fact, “Wisdom is principal; therefore get wisdom, and with all your getting, get understanding,” says Proverbs 4:7. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you,” wrote James (James 1:5).
Wisdom and faith work together, but they have separate functions. Use wisdom to help guide you and faith to help ground you.
God provides His divine wisdom through His Holy Spirit and you know what? Where there is godly wisdom, there is worship. Proverbs 8:30 says, that wisdom rejoices in the presence of the Lord. God’s presence dwells within His praise (Psalm 22:3). A wise person knows that worship is a necessary, life-giving connection to the Spirit of God. While Satan will do everything in his earthly power to disconnect you from God, especially through sin, pain, and demonic spiritual warfare, godly wisdom will compel you into worship. In the presence of God is all the miracle-working power you need and as you minister to the Lord, you invite that presence into your atmosphere, into your situations.
It is crucial to your victory in battle that you never use faith when you should use wisdom. You can stand in faith all day long, and speak the Word and claim God’s promises, but wisdom will help you know how to choose the battles the Lord wants you to fight. Wisdom will help you maintain perspective, and keep your faith focused. Wisdom and faith work together, but they have separate functions. Use wisdom to help guide you and faith to help ground you. Ask the Lord for His godly wisdom, as Solomon did. He will give it to you… and then you need to use it!
Thought for today
Where there is wisdom, there is worship! If you’re seeking God for wisdom in a situation, worship is the wisest thing you can do. A revelation of the extraordinary spiritual power of worship will be one of the building blocks of your faith. Worship is exclusively God-focused. Worship will keep you connected. Worship will support a godly perspective. Worship will release a unique blessing. Worship will invite God to come closer. Wisdom, wrote Solomon, rejoices in the presence of the Lord. The wisest thing you can do today is worship!