Six Essentials for Walking in Wisdom

by Jerry Robinson
Originally Posted on 3/21/2005

Wisdom is seeking heavenly opinions of earthly circumstances. It is seeing things from God’s perspective. (Proverbs 9:10,11)

  • All Godly wisdom begins with reverence (revere= “to stand in awe of”)
  • Unfortunately, we live in a world that does not value true wisdom.
  • Most people choose to go with the flow of society.

There are many reasons people choose to act foolishly:

  • First, it is usually out of plain ignorance or listening to bad counsel
  • Or seeking self gratification
  • Or in response to peer pressure and societal pressure

But remember, the ultimate fool’s game: “I can live my way & win”

Arrogance and self reliance are the opposite of wisdom. (Ex. Atheism)

Ephesians 5:15-17: Wisdom is something we can choose to live out.

THE GOOD NEWS: Every person can become wise.

Here are six essentials for walking in wisdom

1. Have a strong determination to walk wisely (Proverbs 2:1-7)

Walking in wisdom requires a decision and a commitment. You must settle it in your mind that God’s way is the right way, regardless of how you “feel’ about it.

2. You need to pray for wisdom (James 1:5-8)

The Bible is clear: ‘You have not because you ask not’ (James 4:2) Ask boldly, but in deep reverence.

3. Meditate on God’s Word (Psalms 119:97-105)

If you desire wisdom, read and internalize the ultimate book of wisdom: God’s Word.

4. Actively obey and apply God’s Word (James 1:22)

It’s not enough to just read the Bible. We must apply what we learn. Receiving the words of the Bible is only the beginning. We produce fruit for God’s Kingdom, however, through our obedience to His Word and His Voice. Let God’s Word produce fruit in your life.

5. Be sensitive to the prompting of the Holy Spirit (Isa. 63:10)

We are urged throughout scripture how to maintain peace with the Holy Spirit of God as a believer. The Bible encourages us to not grieve, nor quench, the Spirit. (Eph. 4:29-32; 1 Thess. 5:19)

We are also urged not to:

  • Insult the Spirit (Heb. 10:26-29)
  • Resist the Spirit (Acts 7:51)
  • Or lie to the Spirit (Acts 5:3,4)

6. Associate with, and learn from, wise people (Ps. 1:1; Prov. 13:20)

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” (Prov. 27:17)

Conclusion: At this present hour, our world is growing ever darker. We must do all we can to root ourselves in the Word and in the things of God. Let us humble ourselves before God in reverent fear, and ask Him for ample amounts of divine wisdom as we face the final days of this age.

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Jerry Robinson has been teaching the Word of God since 2002. His desire through this website is to help others know God's Word and to be sensitive to His voice. He is a grateful husband and proud father. He resides deep within the Boston Mountains in Northwest Arkansas.

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