Nov 4, 2017 – Using God’s Wisdom To Build Your Home Part 1
By Faith Oyedepo
God’s wisdom is the principal tool for exploits and relevance in the school of life. Without the wisdom of God in a man’s life, fulfilment of destiny is at stake. God’s wisdom bailed Joseph out of eternal imprisonment and also brought Daniel out of the slaughter house to the throne of life. The Bible contains various examples of people that have obtained good report by the operation of divine wisdom in their lives.
The truth is: There is a wisdom solution to every issue you are confronted with in life. As you go through the teaching series for this month, may you connect to God’s wisdom that will announce you to your world in Jesus’ name!
What then is Wisdom?
Wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. Webster’s dictionary definition of wisdom is: True religion; godliness; piety; the knowledge and fear of God, sincere and uniform obedience to His commands.
From Scriptural perspective, wisdom is: Knowing the scriptural way to go, the scriptural steps to take and the scriptural things to do. Also, it is knowing the spiritual way to go, the spiritual steps to take and the spiritual things to do. In other words, 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 kind of wisdom centres on natural senses. It is intellectual, i.e. book knowledge and could include all technological, scientific and intellectual efforts.
HEAVENLY WISDOM: This is God’s kind of wisdom; it is from above. The Bible 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.
Also, it produces the fruit of the Spirit as seen in Galatians 5:22.
DEVILISH WISDOM: This is the type of wisdom that operates in the occultic realm. As it is written: This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish (James 3:15).
But, How Do You Connect to God’s Wisdom?
Every encounter with God’s Wisdom starts with a relationship with Him; the only wise God. The Bible 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 do not have access to God’s kind of wisdom and can only operate in earthly wisdom and common sense. So, to operate with 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 Bible 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 God’s wisdom, you also need to ask Him in prayer. God is ever ready to give His wisdom to those who ask Him in faith. It is written: 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 God’s wisdom, you need to attend to the heart beat of God which is soul winning. You need to tell others about the love of Christ. There are thousands of souls out there that have not experienced salvation. However, soul winning is a commandment from God. So, as you obey God’s commandment, wisdom is then released to you. As it is written: 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, making them suffer for what they are not aware of. That shall not be your portion in Jesus’ name! What you need is the knowledge of God. Today, so many people are in a fix because they do not have what it takes to come out of their challenges. The Word of God says: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Seek for knowledge over the bugging issues confronting you by reading books, listening to anointed messages from God’s anointed vessels. The Bible says: A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength (Proverbs 24:5).
The company you keep determines the level of wisdom you can operate in and your level of wisdom is what determines your worth in life. They say, show me your friend and I will tell you who you are and the Bible says: He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed (Proverbs 13:20).
Every encounter with God’s 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 don’t have access to the Wisdom of God which only comes by surrendering your life to Christ. However, you can say this prayer and be born again: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through [email protected], 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).