Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding (Prov. 4:7 KJV)
The Lord commands and exhorts us to get wisdom because wisdom is the principal thing in life. This statement should grab our attention given the seriousness with what the Lord instructs us in the verse above. But what is wisdom? How do you get it?
If you look up the meaning of wisdom in a dictionary, you will find definitions such as “the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment”. This is wisdom from the human perspective, but it certainly helps us understand the divine wisdom and how it operates.
The wisdom of God is simply the way of God. That is, how God conducts Himself and does what He does. There are multiple ways, but the way of wisdom is unique because of the results it produces. Let me put this in perspective to help you understand. How did Jesus address challenges brought to Him? How did He respond to the trick questions of the Pharisees? What about Solomon, who was endowed with godly wisdom? How did he handle the cases of disputes that were brought to him? You probably now see what wisdom is. Think about what God would do or how He would handle a difficult situation brought to Him. That is what true divine wisdom is all about.
Wisdom comes to a man from God through knowledge. The way of God is communicated to men through the knowledge of God—His thoughts, ways, desires, purposes, etc. This is why biblical wisdom is the knowledge of God. As you know Him, His ways are revealed to you, and you begin to have the kind of judgment He has and react to circumstances the way He does.
We obtain the wisdom of God through the knowledge of His Word. That ability to see things the way God sees, react the way He reacts, treat people the way He does or responds to circumstances the way He does is what is called wisdom. When you walk in the way of God, you will get heavenly results.
How can we obtain wisdom? See Prov 2:1-6
APPLY THE WORD
It is interesting to note the Lord did not say in the scripture above that riches or power are the principal thing. This is so difficult from what we would have thought. The key to living above the circumstance of life is walking in the way of God, that is, in wisdom. Provers 19:8 says whoever gets wisdom loves his own soul. Get wisdom. Get understanding. Grow in your knowledge, experience nd and attitude of doing the Word of God
Ask the Lord to help you grow in the wisdom of God.