“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels” (Proverbs 1:5)
Wisdom from God can only be heard in the Spirit, before the wisdom can make one wise in the natural. When wisdom is “heard” we can proceed in making wise decisions–decisions that will not cause us regret or harm.
Once we have heard the voice of God speaking wisdom into our spirits, we will increase in learning–both spiritually and naturally. We shall make room for all we need to know in order to be the best representative of God that we can be and in producing means to assist others in the natural realm. All knowledge comes from God whether we believe that or not. We come into the world knowing absolutely nothing and yet some achieve more wisdom and knowledge than others because they were willing to hear–God’s voice (not their consciences that could nothing apart from God anyway).
When we truly “understand” that we know nothing apart from God and that we need His direction in all we do, then we shall be considered wise and others will seek our counsel in all matters because they know they can trust what we say and do.
“The fear of the Lord (reverential respect for God and His ways) is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7).
If we are not wise and walking in the wisdom of God, then we are fools doing foolish things.
Lord, help us to be wise and do all things to Your glory, not our own so that we will not appear foolish in anything. Create desire in us to move forward by Your direction only so we won’t have to back-up and retreat in order to keep going. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen!