The Word of Wisdom

This next gift at times will work in conjunction with the word of knowledge. Sometimes all you need is a direct word of knowledge from the Holy Spirit and it will completely solve the problem or dilemma you are dealing with.

However, there will be other times that a word of knowledge will not be quite enough to solve the problem. This is where you will now need a word of wisdom. A word of wisdom will give you the ability to be able to properly apply the knowledge that you may already have on a particular situation.

In our article, “Seeking After the Knowledge of God,” we explain to you the difference between knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. For instance, if someone gives you a car manual that will show you how to rebuild a car engine, that manual will give you all of the actual knowledge you will need to learn how to do it. But all of that knowledge will not do you any good unless you first understand what you are reading.

If you can understand what you are reading, then the next and final step will be to have the actual wisdom to be able to actually rebuild a car engine out in your garage once you try and do it. All of that knowledge from the car manual, and all of that understanding of that knowledge will do you no good in real life if you do not have the wisdom to be able to apply that knowledge to a real life working situation.

This is why we all need words of wisdom from the Holy Spirit in our daily life, so we will know how to handle more complex types of problems or issues that can occur at a moment’s notice in our daily lives.

Here are some specific examples where we could receive words of wisdom direct from the Holy Spirit:

  1. You have just found out that your spouse has been cheating on you. You will now need God’s wisdom on exactly how to handle this crisis.
  2. Your boss has just given you a new tough assignment and you are not sure on how to get the job properly done. You will now need God’s knowledge and wisdom on how to get this new assignment successfully completed.
  3. Your finances have spiraled out of control and you will now need God’s guidance and wisdom on how to keep yourself out of bankruptcy.
  4. You have just been named in an unjust lawsuit and you will now need God’s wisdom on how to properly handle it.

As you can see, there are literally an infinite number of possibilities where you will need God’s wisdom to get you safely though the problem or dilemma you are now having to face.

Again, since our own human intelligence is so imperfect and so limited in its ability to apply real wisdom to handle and solve some of life’s real tough problems, we all need the wisdom of God flowing through our lives on a regular basis so we can handle and overcome many of life’s adversities that can get thrown our way at any time.

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  1. Rose - November 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Thank you so much for “ this lesson” because right now I need Yahweh’s wisdom and knowledge from His Holy Spirit in the study of “ the book of Enoch”, I know that Jared have a Enoch in his family and that Cain have a Enoch in his family, And I know that the Holy Bible speaks of “ Enoch walk with, and he was not” ( may not be quoted exactly) however, I don’t think that the Enoch of Our Bible(word of God) is the same Enoch of the Book of Enoch, please comment

  2. lena - July 25, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you so much for the article! I am so much blessed to be led (By the Spirit’s orchestration) to reach to this website!
    However, I kindly would like to share a comment not to demean or critique, but rather to share my heart’s concern! I was wondering why the above examples are so self focused, since the Bible says the gifts are given for the building of the church ( body of Christ). Aren’t the gifts given for the good of the others? Like parts of the body ( serve each other)….
    Thank you again:)
    In appreciation,
    Lena

  3. Jarred - July 7, 2018 at 4:04 am

    Thanks so much for opening this knowledge of God. I am really praying for the holy Spirit to Grant me The gift of faith, knowledge and wisdom.

  4. Ayorinde Adetayo - May 21, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    This article is an eye enlighter that has given me a revelation of what l did not understand about the word of knowledge and word of wisdom.

  5. Steven Boettner - April 18, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Thanks for the article and the discussion afterward. I liked how one responded and identified wisdom into 4 categories (Fleshly, Worldly, Demonic and God’s Wisdom). I also would agree with the one who contrasted general wisdom with the word of wisdom. I also agree that the word of wisdom is a supernatural gift from God. As Teran gave as example of Noah and of Joseph both being supernaturally being warned of God so that they could take the appropriate action. Paul in I Corinthians 12:31 Says, “But earnestly desire the best gifts…” The nine gift of the Spirit are all supernatural gift from God in contrast to our natural God given gifts and talents. Jesus said, in John 16:5-7 “But now I go away to Him who sent Me, and none of you asks Me, ‘Where are You going?’ ‘But because I have said these things to you , sorrow has filled our heart. “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart,l I will send Him to you.” I other words when Jesus left this earth and is now setting at the right hand of Father God, Jesus sent the Holy Spirit in His place. We need to allow the Holy Spirit to move in though us. As the Apostle Paul said we need to earnestly desire the best gifts. The Holy Spirit wants to move greatly through each one of HIs born again children and in so doing representing Jesus and being His true body.

  6. Lilian - September 21, 2017 at 8:53 am

    This is really an eye opener, now i can boldly differentiate and explain these gift. Moreso, I now know d gift am operating on. Thanks a lot

  7. Olga - May 26, 2017 at 9:33 am

    John 12:23 he say world where I know feel him at you so us should you ti just heart
    So feel you at are you doing jesus I am pray yes did that will with him

  8. Teran - January 26, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    james 1:5 if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, …….i have an understanding that the verse speaks of the affairs of life, is available to everyone who ask for it. But that is not a supernatural manifestation of the word of wisdom.

    The Word of Wisdom is a revelation concerning the plans and the purposes in the mind of God.The word of wisdom to noah,concerning peril and future judgment on the world through a flood, and he build the ark to save his household (Gen. 6:13-18)
    The Word of Wisdom to Joseph through dreams concerning his future Gen.
    chapters 37-50

    General Wisdom………………………………….deal in the affairs of life
    Word of Wisdom…………………………………. supernatural

  9. LONGRO - November 23, 2014 at 8:44 am

    The Wisdom is to determined what is the most important things to do while you on earth according to Solomon (Ecclesiastes) So I hated life, because the work that is done under the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless,
    All your Hard work, all your dreams, all your successes in life was meaningless, like chasing in the wind. The Wisdom is to teach on how we are satisfied with God

  10. Federick - November 23, 2014 at 7:06 am

    according to James there are 4 Kinds of Wisdom Worldly, Fleshly(Human) Demonic, God’s Wisdom
    atheist themselves are also have deep knowledge and wisdom about science , they are also have understanding how to solve the problem etc..but this categories of wisdom are the line of a worldly or fleshly wisdom,, the wisdom and knowledge of God it talks about spiritual
    it has been revealed through you by the Holy Spirit in you the mysteries of Christ and of God and heaven and whether knowing what is right and what is good for us,
    David said the wisdom is hard to find like a treasures, in “Colossians 2;2-3 My goal is that they will be encouraged and knit together by strong ties of love. I want them to have full confidence because they have complete understanding of “GOD SECRET PLAN”, which is Christ himself. In him lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. “””
    -its not easy to find God’s Wisdom” but instead you need to please him and ask about his wisdom.
    if you have a Wisdom you are wise man, a wise man just as always thinking to do to Observation, Realization and Analogize the environment nor surrounding as to discernment (GOOD AND EVIL) (do and don’t) (what is wrong and what is right way)
    if we are not wise enough we are foolish in the sight of him.

  11. gertrude - May 2, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    These articles are eye opening i will use them i bible discussions with my family and friends.

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