The Bible teaches us that God wants us to be wise. It’s important that we understand that there is a difference between intelligence and wisdom. While God certainly doesn’t fault us for pursuing education and becoming more informed and intelligent, when He speaks about the pursuit of being wise, He is referencing the type that leads to us making Godly decisions. Godly wisdom involves thinking about people and situations in the same way that God does. Today, if you want to take a Godlier approach to your life, ask God for wisdom. The Bible assures us that when we ask God for wisdom, He will give it.
Pray These Verses
Proverbs 9:10-12 (NIV)
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.
James 1:5-8 (NIV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
Ephesians 1:17-18 (NIV)
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.
Pray This Prayer
Heavenly Father, I want to be a wiser, more discerning, enlightened Christian. I want to view the people in my life through Your eyes, and I want to make my decisions in a way that pleases You. Help me to approach every situation in my life with the Spirit of wisdom as my guide. Open the eyes of my heart so I can fully know the hope to which You have called me. I know that I have been prone to make quick decisions that please my flesh, but Your Word promises that if I lack wisdom, I can ask You for it. That’s what I’m doing today. In Christ’s name, Amen.
Heavenly Father, thank You for promising to give me the wisdom that I need. Thank You for allowing me to have access to the things I need so that I can make decisions that please You. Thank You for the way that Your wisdom benefits me. In Christ’s name, Amen.