Embrace Wisdom in Your Home
by Pastor Faith Oyedepo, Week 1, August, 2006
I count it a great privilege to share Gods Word with you on this column. It is a great month! Last month, I explored the qualities of a virtuous woman which I know you benefited. This month, I want to show you how you can embrace wisdom in your family.
It is important to know that Gods wisdom is the principal tool for exploit and relevance in the school of life. Without the wisdom of God in a mans life, his fulfillment of destiny is at stake. The wisdom of God bailed Joseph out of eternal imprisonment. This same wisdom brought Daniel out of the slaughter house to the throne of life. This is just to mention but a few people who have obtained a good report by the operation of the wisdom of God in their lives.
My dear reader, I want you to know that there is a wisdom solution to every issue of life. As you go through this teaching this month, may you be connected to the wisdom of God that will announce you to your world in Jesus name!
What is wisdom’
Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. Definition from Webster’s dictionary defines wisdom as true religion; godliness; piety; the knowledge and fear of God, sincere and uniform obedience to His commands.
Wisdom is knowing the scriptural way to go, the scriptural steps to take and the scriptural things to do. Also wisdom is knowing the spiritual way to go, the spiritual steps to take and the spiritual things to do. Wisdom is the application of Biblical knowledge to everyday life.
KINDS OF WISDOM:
Worldly Wisdom: This is the accumulation of man’s tricks to preserve himself (without God). This centres on the senses. This is intellectual wisdom (it stops at book knowledge). It includes all technological, scientific and intellectual efforts.
Heavenly Wisdom: This is Gods kind of wisdom. It is from above. The Word of God says, But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy (James 3:17).
Heavenly wisdom is the work of the Holy Spirit revealed through the Word of God.
Heavenly wisdom produces the fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22 ).
Devilish Wisdom: This is the type of wisdom that operates in the occult realm. The Word of God says, This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish (James 3:15).
How Do I Connect to Gods Wisdom’
Every encounter with Gods Wisdom starts with a relationship with God, the only wise God. The Word of God says, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding (Proverbs 9:10). Without salvation, you dont have access to the Wisdom of God. You can only operate in earthly wisdom and common sense. So, to operate the wisdom of God, you need to be born again. You need to have the mind of Christ and this can only come by surrendering your life to Christ. The Word of God says, For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him’ But we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
To have access to Gods wisdom, you need to ask God in prayer. God is ever ready to give to those who ask Him for help in faith. The Word of God says, If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed (James 1:5-6).
To acquire Gods wisdom, you need to attend to the heart beat of God which is soul-winning. You need to tell others about Christ. There are thousands of souls out there that have not experienced salvation. Soul-winning is a commandment from God. As you obey Gods commandment, wisdom is then released to you. The Word of God says, And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever (Daniel 12:3). The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise (Proverbs 11:30).
The devil plays on the ignorance of men, and makes them suffer for what they dont know about. That wont be your portion in Jesus name. What man needs is the knowledge of God. Ignorance they say, is a disease. So many people today are in one problem or the other because they dont have what it takes to come out of that problem. The Word of God says, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Seek for knowledge for the bugging issues of your life by reading books, and listening to tapes. The Word of God says, A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength (Proverbs 24:5).
The type of people you go with in life determines how far you can walk in wisdom. Show me your friend and I will tell you who you are. The company you keep determines the level of wisdom you can operate and your level of wisdom is what determines your worth in life. The Word of God says, He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20).
Every encounter with Gods Wisdom starts with a relationship with God, the only wise God. The Word of God says, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding (Proverbs 9:10). Without salvation, you dont have access to the wisdom of God. This only comes by surrendering your life to Christ. You can say this prayer and be born again: Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. I believe You died for my sins and rose on the third day. Forgive me my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today.
Congratulation! It is your season of laughter!