The gift of wisdom from God

James 1:5, NASB: “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

God’s wisdom is better to acquire more than wealth and material possessions. The word wisdom (חכם) chokmah is mentioned 222 times in the Hebrew Bible. It is Sophia in the Greek Word.

According to King Solomon that if you want to acquire godly wisdom, fear God for it is the beginning of wisdom. In many cultures of the world, wisdom is an important virtue, if a person is full of wisdom that person is prudent and wise and can handle the different challenges in life.

There are various ways we can acquire wisdom, we can get nuggets of wisdom from our parents, from day to day experiences, from different training schools etc. But the most important wisdom we can get is the wisdom from God. This is the encouragement of apostle James from this verse that we should ask God for wisdom and it shall be given to us by God of no hesitation to those who asked in faith.

In the difficult days and in many challenges in life. The guiding wisdom of God will be our strength to face our Goliath like David who was filled with the wisdom and knowledge of God to lead the people of Israel to worship and serve the true God.


Pour out your Spirit oh Lord upon our lives, because the Holy Spirit will be our Teacher to know your wisdom and truth and He will guide us to take the path of righteousness while overcoming our challenges along the road to success and in many issues of life

Published by rodriggs

Volunteer Missionary, Mission Mobiliser, Cultural Anthropologist, Business Consultant, Blogger, Life Coach, Traveler, Prayer warrior, Foodie

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