Saturday, December 02, 2006

The gift of Wisdom

When some think about the gift of wisdom they may be thinking, "I know who has that gift because so and so is so smart!" but as I studied on this blog in my wisdom series, the book of proverbs doesn't view wisdom as "book smarts" or "street smarts" but the ability to truly rely on God and His words, trusting Him and fearing Him. I believe in the passage about gifts when it says, "to one there is given through the spirit the message of wisdom" I believe that to be saying that there are people who has the ability to listen to God immediately and not second guess it, and to help others to do the same. but the most important part of this message is through the spirit we are not wise without the Holy spirit of God within us. That's why if I am ever complimented on things that I write in this blog I do not take the credit because after prayer and study I share what I feel in my heart I am told to share. Christians given any gift should always be humbled by it because without God they would have nothing.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines."

1 comment:

Trevor Kinney said...

i believe i have the gift of wisdom!