“Wise beyond his [or her] years,” we say of someone who lives by a wisdom we recognize as being beyond the scope of their own lifespan, or even this universe.
What if that sort of wisdom were available to all of us?
What if you could know things beyond the scope of your own natural ability to know, beyond your own limited human experience, and even beyond the perspective that your experience on this earth for 1,000’s of years could give you?
Would you want it?
When offered whatever he wanted from God, what King Solomon requested was wisdom; and he was commended for it.
Nuggets of truth from a word study on wisdom:
- Wisdom belongs to the Lord (Rev. 5:12), the One who knows and sees all things.
- Wisdom comes with the filling of the Spirit of God (Exod. 31).
- Wisdom inspires creativity (even metal-smithing, stone-cutting and setting, wood carving, weaving, spinning, engraving, embroidery, and all manner of workmanship). (Exod. 31)
- Wisdom is not just about knowing what is true, it’s about putting that knowledge into practice in life; and it brings honor (Deut. 4:6).
- Wisdom from God’s Spirit gives creative solutions to perplexing problems.
Remember when two women claimed an infant was theirs long before DNA testing? God enabled King Solomon to ferret out who the true mother of the child was, delivering justice (I Kings 3:27-28).
- Wisdom teaches us to number our days that we may present to [God] a heart of wisdom Ps. 90:12 (NASB). He gives us perspective on how short our own lives, and how little 1,000 years is in God’s sight (Pa. 90:4)
- Wisdom is understanding which season of the world we are in, end times, and the market of the beast (Rev. 13:18).
- In God’s wisdom, He has blessed us with spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph. 1:3, 8).
- Wisdom has a quality of goodness about it that, like yeast through dough, works through the person to whom the Spirit imparts it. It is pure, peaceable, gentle [patient*], and easy to be entreated [good for persuasion*], full of mercy [compassion, tender mercy*] and good [beneficial*] fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy [un-dissembled, sincere, unfeigned*](Jms 1:13-17).
In God’s own goodness and generosity, He gives us this wonderful news: “If any any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” Jms 1:5 (NASB)
Amazingly, this wisdom—beyond both our years and this universe— is available to us for the asking!
*From Strong’s concordance.