“Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.” (Psalm 8:10-11)
“But wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” (James 3:17)
Wisdom is calling to each and everyone one of us. God WANTS to impart His wisdom. Just let that soak in for a minute…God WANTS to give wisdom. This means that wisdom is up for grabs for anyone who would seek it out. It doesn’t take a special
person or gift to receive wisdom. Wisdom is for everyone who is willing to ask for it.
David and James really spell wisdom out in the two verses above. Wisdom is precious and it looks like Jesus. That means anytime we find something in the Scripture that catches us and imparts wisdom it must filter through the lens of grace, mercy, love, peace and gentility. I find the last sometimes comes the hardest for me, as I want to impart wisdom with a firm hand.
Gaining understanding and wielding wisdom are two excises that we must learn as Christians. Too often do we wield the sword without cause and without practice. Hacking and slashing away at people, without first knowing them. We must wield the Sword for sure, but with the restraint of wisdom as our guide. This ensures that God does the cutting and that we are purely the instrument of His will. This and only this Wisdom can bring the lost to Christ.