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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:04 AM

The “Spirit of Wisdom” - “The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom.” Isa 11:2 NKJV

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:04 AM
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 5:04 AM


During His earthly ministry Jesus needed “the Spirit of wisdom” when it came to making decisions and dealing with the enemy. As believers, that same Spirit lives in us. James 3:15 NKJV says there are four kinds of wisdom. Earthly wisdom, which isn’t always dependable because “Sometimes what seems right is really a road to death” (Pr 16:25 CEV). Sensual wisdom, which is based on emotions that can lead to confusion, hurt, and jealousy. Demonic wisdom, which is selfish, lustful, and ungodly. Godly wisdom, which “[comes] from above is…pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and… hypocrisy” (Jas 3:17 NKJV). The Bible says, “[When] you need wisdom, ask…God, and he will give it to you” (Jas 1:5 NLT). And when you’re praying, ask yourself these questions: (a) “Are my motives pure, or will I be ashamed of them later on?” (b) “Will my decision result in mercy and compassion, or strife and stress?” (c) “Have I considered all the people who’ll be affected by the outcome?” (d) “Am I willing to submit to what God wants, or am I determined to plow on regardless?” (e) “Will the end result cause me to have a harsh attitude, or will it produce an environment where love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control can grow?” (See Gal 5:22-23). (f) “Is it fair and impartial, or does it favor a particular person or group?” (g) “Can I in good conscience pursue this particular course of action, or does it involve some level of deceit and selfishness?” 

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