Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. Proverbs 19:20
There are a whole lot of educated people in the world today who are just that; educated. People who are great at debate but lack the ability to apply it to everyday life. Lots of folk out there who have adapted the ideas and opinions of professors and teachers, but so few who have taken the time to truly educate themselves at the feet of Jesus.
You see, wisdom doesn’t come from a school or professor, that’s merely knowledge. True wisdom comes from God. It comes through the Holy Spirit as we sit with Him and allow Him to show us things our intellect will never pick up on. It’s learning to be quiet and listen as He demonstrates how to apply what we’ve learned so that we can be proficient in the very thing He’s called us to do.
Now I will tell you that I have gained insight and knowledge through some great teachers along the years. But I always go back and ask the Father what He wants me to do with what I’ve learned. There are other times when I hear Him say, “This isn’t for now, store it in your heart for I will show you more on it later when you’ll need it.”
I’ve heard people say, “You should never question God!” Part of that is true. You should never question Gods way of doing or being. You shouldn’t question His plans because He sees far more then you ever will. You shouldn’t question His ability for He is well able. However, asking God questions is a good thing. If you need clarity, ask.
Jeremiah 33:3 says, ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ He’s not withholding answers, we’re just not asking. And for those who need to see it in the New Testament, John 16″24 says, “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” He wouldn’t have said ask if it wasn’t the thing to do.
So if you’re looking to be wise, ask the Father for wisdom. If He gave it to Solomon, he will give it to you as well.