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THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM
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THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING
 

WHAT IS THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM

CAN WE OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN THIS SPIRIT OF WISDOM?

In 1 Corinthians, Chapter 12, it speaks of the Spiritual gifts bestowed upon those who serve our Lord.

The Spirit of Wisdom is one of those gifts.

1 Corinthians 12:8
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of WISDOM; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit ...
 

So, let us look into this Spirit of Wisdom a lil more … Shall we?

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Who was the wisest soul ever walk the earth?

Most say Solomon, but Jesus made it clear that HE was wiser.

Matthew 12:42
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the WISDOM of Solomon; and, behold, A GREATER THAN SOLOMON IS HERE.
 

But … Solomon is known for his GREAT Wisdom …

1 Kings 4: 29-30
And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore. And Solomon's WISDOM excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
 

So WHY did God give Solomon this Wisdom?

Cuz that is what Solomon asked for and it pleased the Lord.

2 Chronicles 1:9-12
Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude. Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like

The Wisdom in the book of Proverbs was written mostly by Solomon ...

Proverbs 1:1
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel ...
 

But …  Proverbs 30 was written by another soul.

Proverbs 30:1
The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy
... 

As was the famous Virtuous Woman words of Proverbs 31 …

Proverbs 31:1
The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
 

There is another book called Ecclesiastes which was written by Solomon, tho many Religious scholars try and dispute this for some reason … If one merely reads the words within this book, they will KNOW it is Solomon. In addition, here are some Scripture clues to confirm Solomon is the author …

Ecclesiastes 1:1
The words of the Preacher, the SON OF DAVID … KING in Jerusalem.
 

 Solomon was the Son of David and King in Jerusalem. But wait, there is more.

Ecclesiastes 1:12-13
I the Preacher was KING OVER ISRAEL in Jerusalem. And I gave my heart to seek and search out by WISDOM concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
 

Solomon was King In Jerusalem and is known for his seeking WISDOM.
But wait … There’s even more.

Ecclesiastes 12:9
And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order MANY PROVERBS.
 

Solomon wrote many Proverbs as we found out earlier.
But wait, there is still more.

Ecclesiastes  7:26-28
And I find more bitter than death the woman, whose heart is snares and nets, and her hands as bands: whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her; but the sinner shall be taken by her. Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account: Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a THOUSAND have I found; but a woman AMONG ALL THOSE (The Thousand) have I not found.
 

OUCH …

Sorry ladies …

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This suggests that the author had one thousand women. Solomon in fact DID have 1000 women. These women DID cause him some serious problems and is why he said these words. Check this out …

1 Kings 11:2-4
Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. And he had SEVEN HUNDRED wives, princesses, and THREE HUNDRED concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
 

So as you can see … Solomon IS the author of the book of Ecclesiastes. The book of Ecclesiastes was written when Solomon was old and some suggest he was bitter as he knows he will die soon and had seen and experienced much and he tries to get his message across that much of what man chooses to do and follow is VANITY and vexes the Spirit.

Solomon was not the only soul God gave the Spirit of Wisdom … God gave many men and women the SPIRIT OF WISDOM to do many various types of works. Here are a couple examples.

Exodus 28:2-3
And thou shalt make holy garments for Aaron thy brother for glory and for beauty. And thou shalt speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest's office.

We see that God gave men the Spirit of WISDOM as to be able to create holy Garments.

Exodus 31:1-3
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah: And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in WISDOM, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass, And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.

We see God gave man the Spirit of Wisdom to be able to create with various materials. So a carpenter can be skilled by the Spirit of Wisdom.

Exodus 31:6-11
And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee; The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle, And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense, And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot, And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office, And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.

Then there is Spiritual Wisdom in dream interpretation …

Daniel 1:17
As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and WISDOM: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

As you can see … God gives specific souls the SPIRIT of WISDOM to create many things. Even that which is HOLY to the Lord. He gives the Spirit of Wisdom to bring Him glory. Consider some of the famous painters. Where did they get such a GIFT? What about engineers and scientists? Did they receive their gifts of discovery from God?

Ponder on that if you will.

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This brings to mind and heart … DOCTORS. There are many Christians that dispute over whether when we get sick, if we should place our trust in doctors or not. Does this Scripture not reveal that God can give the WISDOM of healing to man thru the administration of physicians? I mean if God gives the Spirit of Wisdom to create, does He not give the Spirit of Wisdom to heal?

HOWEVER … There IS another source that teaches man ‘wisdom” and it is NOT Godly. It is the enemy of our soul ...

James 3:13-17
Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. THIS WISDOM descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, DEVILISH. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. 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.
 

So there are two types of WISDOM ... One from above and one worldly.

1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
 

1 Corinthians 2:5-7
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak WISDOM among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the WISDOM OF GOD in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.
 

The SPIRIT of WISDOM comes from the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 2:10-14
But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
 

The worldly "wisdom" had mankind think they KNEW it all ...
But, they failed to know GOD.

1 Corinthians 1:21
For after that in the WISDOM OF GOD the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
 

So we are to seek out the SPIRIT OF WISDOM from the Lord. But not just by SAYING we seek it but rather by diligently seeking it ...

Proverbs 4:7
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Wisdom IS a SPIRIT. This is not just symbolic wording I share, but a Spiritual revelation. WISDOM is a SPIRIT. HEAR the Spirit of Wisdom SPEAK …

Proverbs 8:12-36
I, WISDOM dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth: Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him; Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

This SPIRIT of Wisdom is but one of many Spirits that can be part of you ...

Isaiah 11:2
And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the SPIRIT of wisdom and understanding, the SPIRIT of counsel and might, the SPIRIT of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD ...

I say … YOU can possess these SPIRITS just as the Lord did cuz the SPIRIT of GOD LIVES WITHIN US ...

1 Corinthians 6:19
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

It seems easy for others to imagine being possessed by evil spirits but to be filled with Spirits from God seems far fetched. And He wants to give us these SPIRITS to glorify HIM ...

1 Corinthians 12:8
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of WISDOM; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit ...

We need only be believers and ASK and BELIEVE that He will give us this Spirit of Wisdom …

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.

And with the Spirit of TRUTH comes a PROMISE.

Luke 21:15
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

 In closing ... I echo the words of Paul:

Ephesians 1:17-18
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the SPIRIT OF WISDOM and revelation in the knowledge of Him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.

 

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