Thoughts on Wisdom
Paul uses the word, “circumspectly” here in this passage. This word is an interesting word. It comes from two Latin words meaning looking around. The Greek word for this carries on the connotation of accuracy. We need to be looking out for our Christian walk. We are supposed to watch out for the fiery darts that Satan is throwing at us. It is meaning that we need to be wise in our decision making. Wisdom is something that many Christians lack today. We know that if we lack wisdom, we can ask of God, and He will give it to us according to James 1. He gives us some reasons of why we need this wisdom.
Wisdom:the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is trueor right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity,discernment, or insight.
Godly Wisdom: Doing the will of God; knowing the will of God; knowledge about God as He is revealed in the Bible.
Wisdom is Available to you- V. 1.
“See then” refers to the last verse. Because you are saved, walk in wisdom. When we get saved, we then have the ability to get the wisdom of God.
James 1:5: “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.
The wisdom of God is yours, but are we using it. We are called to apply the wisdom that has been granted to us!
Wisdom helps you understand God’s Will- V.17
The word, understand means to find out what we are supposed to do and go through with it. God’s will is not a place here in this world, it is a lifestyle. I think that we sometimes preach on God’s will and finding His will, and we can know His will for our life. He wants us to know His will. It is right there for us to find out, but it is up to us to use our minds, and do right. Make good decisions. Wisdom is available to you so use it.
Wisdom is best found by being filled with the Spirit- V. 18
We are supposed to be wise in our decision making. Here are some reasons why we are supposed to be wise. Never forget these facts. You have no idea how much time that you have left here on this earth. The days are evil. We live in a wicked place. It is getting worse, and we need to be wise to take advantage of the time that we have now. We can understand the will of God. We know that God has a plan for us. Be wise in your decisions.