Grow in Wisdom


If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5)

  • Wisdom is the beauty of holiness.

  • True wisdom is moral. It is a humble submission to the truth of God in love.

  • True wisdom is pure. It recognizes that holiness is essential to happiness, to securing the highest good.

  • True wisdom is peaceable. It is the absence of selfishness in the absence of strife.

  • True wisdom is reasonable. It pursues the right end with the most appropriate means. It is fair, equitable, gentle, approachable, compliant, moderate and forbearing.

  • True wisdom is full of mercy and good fruits. It recognizes the worth of the person and seeks to do him good, to pardon, and to extend practical aid and assistance.

  • True wisdom is unwavering. It fixes on great and eternal values. It is endurance in a perfect work.

  • True wisdom is without hypocrisy. It is not deluded by an exaggerated sense of self-importance. It does not pretend to be what it is not.

  • It is useful from time to time to ask ourselves if we are growing in wisdom. Are we growing sweeter and wiser as the days go by? Or are we becoming more bitter and foolish with every passing moment?

  • It is never too late to grow in wisdom. We need only to ask God. God can deliver us from our foolishness if we yield ourselves to Him. It may hurt a little, and it may take a while. But God will give everything for our transformation and perfection. James said, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him”. True wisdom begins and ends with God, and it is given only through the Spirit of God. This is why it is important to pray for God's Spirit to bless us with His wisdom and understanding. Not only is it good for our soul, it will bless us with a distinct, refined, radiance. Seek wisdom, and you will understand the fear of the LORD.

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