An essential ingredient in the manifestation
of our sonship is wisdom. The Bible says, “wisdom is the principal
thing.” If this is true, and it is, then to walk in the fullness
of our sonship, wisdom is required. Wisdom is the skillful
application of knowledge. We must work hard. However, God does
not want us to just work harder, but smarter. Wisdom is the ingredient
that makes work less strenuous. It is knowing what to do when the
occasion arises. Therefore, without it, effectiveness in any area
of life is short-lived. The way we obtain wisdom is by:
1. Asking God:
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should
ask God, WHO GIVES GENEROUSLY TO ALL without finding fault, and it will
be given to him.” (James 1:5 NKJV).
2. Getting godly counsel:
“Where no wise guidance is, the people
fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” (Proverbs 11:14
The Amplified Bible).
3. Searching for it:
“I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find
out knowledge of witty inventions.
“Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I
am understanding; I have strength.
“By me kings reign, and princes decree
“I love them that love me; THOSE that
SEEK me early SHALL FIND ME.” (Proverbs 8:12,14,15,17 KJV).
4. Valuing it:
“Prize Wisdom highly and exalt her, and
she will exalt and promote you; she will bring you to honor when you embrace
her.” (Proverbs 4:8 The Amplified Bible).
“But where shall Wisdom be found?
And where is the place of understanding?
“Man knows not the price of it; neither
is it found in the land of living.
“But to man He said, Behold, the reverential
and worshipful fear of the Lord—that is Wisdom; and to depart from evil
is understanding.” (Job 28:12,13 The Amplified Bible).