The Spirit of Wisdom


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Month Theme: For This Purpose

Topic: The Spirit of Wisdom

Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:15

Main Text:

Luke 2:52

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

Wisdom is the application of knowledge to obtain results. With wisdom, we formulate strategy to win. Wisdom produces skilfulness in people. The anointing gives us skill to produce excellence. It is strange when people claim to be anointed but are very disorganised and unproductive. Others speak without discretion and claim to be under the anointing (Ecclesiastes 10:1-2). Foolish talk has nothing to do with the anointing. A speaker must know how to address his or her audience. There are acceptable standards for public speaking. You cannot break the rules under the pretext of being under the anointing.

You must be wise in mind, word and action. Understanding is the coordination of knowledge whereas wisdom is the application of coordinated knowledge. Wisdom is applied to solve problems and demonstrate God’s power. Jesus Christ increased in wisdom and stature to deal with the challenges of His time (Luke 2:49-52). Jesus Christ operated in wisdom during His earthly ministry and this enabled Him to avoid conflict when it was necessary to do so. It is common for the anointing to face opposition and persecution. Wisdom enables you to avoid unnecessary battles or sustain injuries God does not sanction in your life.

A typical example of the Spirit of wisdom operating in Jesus Christ’s life is the action He took when the Pharisees tried to entangle Him with the issue of paying tax to Caesar (Matthew 22:15-22). He applied wisdom and told the audience to give to Caesar what was Caesar’s and to God what was God’s. Jesus Christ was not afraid of Caesar but He did not come to the earth to argue about matters of taxation. He came to seek and save the lost. Our Saviour did not allow Himself to be diverted. He knew His assignment. Wisdom stays on course and chooses its battles wisely.

Prayer: For whichever aspect of your life you need navigate, pray and ask the Lord to give you wisdom for the purpose.

Recommended Reading:

“For This Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba

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