If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
It is impossible for us to make good decisions without wisdom ~ that is without God’s wisdom. Bible is full of verses about wisdom. Wisdom is very important to each of us in our daily lives. However, we need to make sure we’re cultivating and growing the correct wisdom ~ specifically God’s wisdom. Think about how very important it must be. When God told King Solomon to ask for whatever he wanted, Solomon asked for wisdom. He asked for wisdom over everything else he could possibly ask for – wealth, good health, longevity, honor, death of enemies, etc. (2 Chronicles 1:7-12) I’m not sure I would have thought to ask for wisdom but I’m grateful that Solomon did. He left us with a piece of that wisdom in several chapters in the Bible. If you need advice on anything that comes up in your life, more than likely you can find that advice in the book of Proverbs.
In my Life Application Study Bible (NIV version), knowledge is described as good but it goes on to state that there is a key difference between “knowledge” (having the facts) and “wisdom” (applying those facts to life). We can absorb all the knowledge possible but if we do not have wisdom, that knowledge is useless. We must seek and ask for God’s wisdom to live the life we’re meant to live. I’ll close with a couple verses from the book of Proverbs:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.
He who trusts in himself is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom is kept safe.