For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding…
We do not wander this world aimlessly or in the dark. Whatever trouble you face, whatever decision you wrestle with, there is wisdom and light offered from above. For the Lord gives wisdom, says the proverb. He does not hold it tightly, he is not stingy with it, he gives it freely to his people.
Wisdom is not the ability to say witty, insightful things but is the ability to live life well. In James 1:5-6 we are told how to receive godly wisdom: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. God will generously grant wisdom to all who by faith ask for it.
But what if you find your faith a weak and frail thing? Follow the example of the father who laid his doubts at the feet of Christ: I believe; help my unbelief! (Mark 9:24).
God will grant wisdom to all who ask for it. There will be no messages in the sky, no angelic visitors, but through the Holy Spirit God will grant to us the knowledge and insight we need to live life well.
Do not walk this day in the so-called wisdom of this world. Neither Hollywood nor politicians nor the world’s loftiest philosophers know the secret to a full life. Such knowledge is found only at the mouth of God and he has promised to speak wisdom to all who ask.