God’s Wisdom, Knowledge & Understanding
We need God’s wisdom not our own.  We need His knowledge not our knowledge.  We need to not rely upon our own understanding, but have the understanding and mind of Christ.  In order to know the will of God and to fulfill God’s will we must have God’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding.  It says in Job 12:13 NLT “But true wisdom and power are found in God; counsel and understanding are his.”

We have been taught to be so self-reliant and to look to our own way of thinking that it has become foreign for people to look God for what He thinks and feels about their lives.  Father God has desires and plans for your life that He wants you to fulfill.  As children of God, as His sons and daughters He wants us to look to Him as our Father for guidance to lead the way.  Just as a young child looks to his/her natural father for guidance to tell them what is right and what is wrong and what he/she should and should not do, our Father in Heaven desires us to look to Him for direction/wisdom and advice.  It says in James 1:5, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”

Our society has raised us to be self-dependent and to not need anyone, but God wants us to dependent upon Him.  God wants us to need Him and to look to Him.  God cares for each one of us and He wants to give us His wisdom, His knowledge and His understanding so that we would fulfill and achieve the plans He has for our lives.  One thing I have seen in my own life is when I pray and seek the will of God for my life with that comes blessings and favor.  I have found that when I seek the will of God for my life I am the most satisfied when His will is accomplished in my life, I am truly fulfilled.  In Ephesians 1:8 NLT it say, “He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.”

My desire is to gain more of God’s wisdom, more of God’s knowledge and more of His understanding so that I can achieve the things He wants me to accomplish on the earth.  I believe just as we pray Matthew 6:10, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven,” I believe the way we see God’s will done on the earth is to have the wisdom, knowledge, understanding and the mind of God.  My prayer is that we would all know God’s will for our lives and what He wants to do on the earth.  That we would all grow in His wisdom, knowledge and understanding so that we would all truly be transformed more into the image of God. 

By: Holly Rotalsky

Below are Scriptures on God’s Wisdom, Knowledge & Understanding:

“For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

Proverbs 2:6 NLT

“By wisdom the LORD founded the earth; by understanding he created the heavens.”

Proverbs 3:19 NLT

“For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy.”

Proverbs 2:10 NLT

“Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.”

Proverbs 3:13 NLT

“In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”

Colossians 2:3 NLT

“I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.”

Proverbs 8:12 NLT

“To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.”

Proverbs 19:8 NLT

“Those who trust their own insight are foolish, but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.”

Proverbs 28:26 NLT

“No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the LORD.”

Proverbs 21:30 NLT

“Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.”

Proverbs 23:23 NLT

“Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.”

Luke 2:52 NLT

“A mocker seeks wisdom and never finds it, but knowledge comes easily to those with understanding.”

Proverbs 14:6 NLT

“Wise words are like deep waters; wisdom flows from the wise like a bubbling brook.”

Proverbs 18:4 NLT

“If you prize wisdom, she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will honor you.”

Proverbs 4:8 NLT

“I will teach you wisdom’s ways and lead you in straight paths.”

Proverbs 4:11 NLT

“Love wisdom like a sister; make insight a beloved member of your family.”

Proverbs 7:4 NLT

“But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.”

Psalms 51:6 NLT

“Wisdom is enshrined in an understanding heart; wisdom is not found among fools.”

Proverbs 14:33 NLT

“Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”

Proverbs 1:7 NLT

“Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.”

Proverbs 2:2 NLT

“Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn away from evil.”

Proverbs 3:7 NLT

“The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for wisdom.”

1 Kings 3:10 NLT

“God gave Solomon very great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge as vast as the sands of the seashore. In fact, his wisdom exceeded that of all the wise men of the East and the wise men of Egypt.”

1 Kings 4:29-30

“Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”

Proverbs 11:2 NLT

“Fear of the LORD teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.”

Proverbs 15:33 NLT

“Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!”

Psalms 111:10 NLT

“But do people know where to find wisdom? Where can they find understanding? No one knows where to find it, for it is not found among the living. Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine gold.  But do people know where to find wisdom? Where can they find understanding? It is hidden from the eyes of all humanity. Even the sharp-eyed birds in the sky cannot discover it.  God alone understands the way to wisdom; he knows where it can be found, for he looks throughout the whole earth and sees everything under the heavens. And this is what he says to all humanity: ‘The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.’’

Job 28:12-13, 17, 20-21, 23-24, 28 NLT

“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.”

Psalms 90:12 NLT

“Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted.”

Proverbs 2:12 NLT

“For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.”

Proverbs 3:14 NLT

“Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”

Proverbs 3:15 NLT

“Get wisdom; develop good judgment. Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.”

Proverbs 4:5 NLT

“Listen as Wisdom calls out! Hear as understanding raises her voice!”

Proverbs 8:1 NLT

“Wisdom has built her house; she has carved its seven columns.”

Proverbs 9:1 NLT

“Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life.”

Proverbs 9:11 NLT

“A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.”

Proverbs 24:3 NLT

“But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those who follow it. ””

Luke 7:35 NLT

“Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.”

1 Corinthians 1:21 NLT

“Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.”

Proverbs 3:18 NLT

“Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you. Love her, and she will guard you.”

Proverbs 4:6 NLT

“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.”

Proverbs 4:7 NLT

“Fear of the LORD is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.”

Proverbs 9:10 NLT

“Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.”

Proverbs 17:24 NLT

“Wisdom is too lofty for fools. Among leaders at the city gate, they have nothing to say.”

Proverbs 24:7 NLT

“How wonderful to be wise, to analyze and interpret things. Wisdom lights up a person’s face, softening its harshness.”

Ecclesiastes 8:1 NLT

“As dead flies cause even a bottle of perfume to stink, so a little foolishness spoils great wisdom and honor.”

Ecclesiastes 10:1 NLT

“He said, “Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power.”

Daniel 2:20 NLT

“There the child grew up healthy and strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God’s favor was on him.”

Luke 2:40 NLT

“I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts.”

Exodus 31:3 NLT

“And may the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, that you may obey the Law of the LORD your God as you rule over Israel.”

1 Chronicles 22:10

“If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.”

Proverbs 9:12 NLT

“In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.”

Proverbs 24:14 NLT