Want wisdom? Read this.


Deuteronomy 16:1-17:20
Luke 9:7-27
Psalm 72:1-20
Proverbs 12:8-9


Proverbs 12:8 (CSB) “A man is praised for his insight, but a twisted mind is despised.”


Our verse for the day tells us that there is a kind of man (or woman) who is highly praised by his peers. It’s the person with insight.

Well, the logical question is: “How can we get this insight?”

Here’s a list (not comprehensive) of 5 things that God typically uses to increase our deep understanding/wisdom:

  • Praying for wisdom (James 1:5-8)
  • Developing a biblical mind through daily, substantial Bible study (Romans 12:2; 1 Peter 2:2-3)
  • Listening to those who are wise (Proverbs 1:5)
  • Being observant of the lives and experiences of those around you or that you can read about (Proverbs 1:6; Romans 15:4)
  • Going through a wide range of personal experiences and learning from them (Psalm 119:71; Luke 22:32)

While God can give us wisdom for an important decision in a moment’s notice, He typically develops wisdom in us over a long period of time. Much of it happens when we put ourselves into a position to learn from Him.

So, do you want to be a man or women of insight? Then partner with God in doing the things that are most likely to increase wisdom.

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

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