Proverbs 9:10-11 NIV
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.”
-Wisdom in Hebrew is written as chokmah which basically means to be wise and has been referenced more than 200 times in the Bible. Wisdom can simply be defined as the application of knowledge and understanding by Gods’ grace. King Solomon reveals that it is foolish to despise wisdom and instruction that comes from our Holy God. The fear of the Lord and obedience to God’s commandments are inseparable and this is the duty of all mankind (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Wisdom is a source of preservation which releases the grace of long life, just like obedience to one’s parents.
Almighty Heavenly Father we come before You today. We thank You Lord for this far You have brought us. You have been so faithful to us. We thank You and honor You, for You alone are worthy of our praise. Dear Lord may You forgive us for the many sins we have done, said and thought. For the many times we have not pleased You may You wash and sanctify us by the blood of Jesus Christ. May You teach us and help us to be obedient to Your will and word always dear Lord Jesus. Father today we remember Your word that tells us where we need wisdom, we should ask from You are You will generously give us. May You release Your divine wisdom and spirit of the fear of the Lord upon us. May You fill us and anoint us afresh Holy Spirit with Your wisdom. We pray that Your wisdom shall be our portion and You shall rid us from all forms of foolishness and lack of knowledge within us. Father, we trust in You that You will do it for us, and we believe in You that You are able, and nothing is impossible for You. We pray for peace in Israel and a covering by the blood of Jesus Christ upon the entire nation and all the citizens. We thank You for You have heard us and You shall answer us. May Your will be done on us as it is in Heaven. We pray this in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Further reading: Proverbs 1:7, James 1:5
Job 1:1-5 NIV
“In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil. He had seven sons and three daughters, and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East. His sons used to hold feasts in their homes on their birthdays, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom.”
-Job was a wise and upright man who feared the Lord and shunned from evil. According to Proverbs 3:7 we are told that, “do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.” Job was a blameless man, he offered sacrifices for his children every morning lest they sinned against God or cursed Him with their hearts. He feared God and at the same time feared sin. When he lost his livestock, children, property and became Ill, he did not curse God even as his wife advised him. He was a wise and discerning man; he did not question God and the Lord restored to him double what he had lost. We are called to be like Job, wise and dwell in the fear and presence of God, seeking God’s mercy and absolution where we have gone astray together with our children/ families.
Lord You are awesome in wonder and filled with mercy and kindness, may You have mercy on us and the entire world. We have sinned and fallen short of Your forgive us and help us to forgive those who offend us. Create in us clean hearts Lord and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Your word says that Your foolishness is wiser than our wisdom, and Your weakness is stronger than our strength. May You fill us with Your wisdom and transform us to be more like You dear Jesus. May You cover us with Your precious blood and hedge of fire. May You fight for our every battle dear Jesus for the battle belongs to You. May You fight for Israel for the battle belongs to You. Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be Your name; Your Kingdom come; Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from evil; for thine is the Kingdom the power and the glory; forever and ever. Amen
Further reading: 1 Corinthians 1:25, Psalms 51
Hosea 4:6 NKJV
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.”
-God declares that when both priests and His people reject knowledge; God will justly reject them. When they forgot the law of God, neither desired nor endeavoured to retain it in mind, and to transmit the remembrance to their posterity, therefore; God will justly forget them and their children. Isaiah 5:13 emphasizes that, “my people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge; their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.” Let us seek wisdom that comes from the Lord by dwelling in His presence, studying His word, prayer and fasting, doing His divine will and yearning to know Him more.
As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, my God. My soul thirsts for You our Lord and God Maker of the heavens and the earth. May You forgive us, our families, forefathers, fathers, priests, prophets, leaders and all people from our ignorance and wrong doing. May You pudge us with hyssop that we may we may be whiter than snow. May You fill us with Your wisdom Holy Spirit and teach us Your ways. May You protect all the children who have closed schools for the long holidays. May You keep the road networks, railways and airways safe as they travel home and to various destinations. May You keep their parents at peace even as they stay with them and provide for all their needs. May You grant us peace together with all Your people and nations. We pray this believing and trusting in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Further reading: Malachi 2:7-8, Psalms 42:1-11
Proverbs 10:19 NIV
“When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.”
-There is much more potential sin in talking than in listening. The one who talks more may be reckless in speech and his/her words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise causes healing (Proverbs 12:18). The one who restrains his tongue is wise for wordiness results to evil but divine blessing is undiluted. Proverbs 17:28 reveals that, even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.”
This is the day that You have made Lord we rejoice and are glad in it. You are Holy Lord and Faithful to keep all Your promises. Your promises are Yes and Amen. May You help us to remain in faith now and forever for the just shall live by faith. Lord Jesus, You have called us to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger, for human anger does not produce the righteousness that You desire. May You help us to be wise and discerning in all things. May You grant us peace, unity and harmony among all people and nations. May You help us to prosper exceedingly, abundantly above all that we may think of or imagine. May You grant us Your favor and grace now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: James 3:1-12
1 Corinthians 1:30 (NIV)
“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”
-God has called us into union and communion with Christ, who has become our wisdom. He is the head of the church and has released His righteousness and holiness unto us through faith in Him, and empowerment of the Holy Spirit by redemption in His blood.
Wisdom is a prime gift of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8), that reveals God’s message for a particular people, nation or season. Wisdom is supreme and even though it may cost us everything we are called to get it, for it protects and preserves (Proverbs 4:6-7), causing prosperity. Wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness (Ecclesiastes 2:13). Wisdom begins when one fears the Lord and keeps His commandments (Psalm 111:10), and the one who seeks the knowledge of God the Holy One has understanding and receives long life (Proverbs 9:10-11). God gives wisdom to the one who asks and is lacking without finding fault (James 1:5). God also gives wisdom to the one who pleases Him, and the sinner gathers and stores up wealth for him (Ecclesiastes 2:26). The one who forsakes the knowledge of God and forgets His laws is destroyed for lack of wisdom (Hosea 4:6). Job survived destruction for he was a wise and upright man, even as he lost his livestock and children, he did not curse God. He made it mandatory to sacrifice a burnt offering for his family lest his children sinned against God or cursed Him (Job1:1-5). The Lord restored to him double what he had lost (Job 42:10). Wisdom is not found near many words but in the one who holds his tongue (Proverbs 10:19). God has promised that since wisdom is like honey to the one who finds it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off (Proverbs 24:14). God has given us His Only Beloved Son Jesus Christ who is our wisdom through righteousness, holiness and redemption, and has opened the eyes of our understanding that we may know the hope of His calling that is the riches of His glorious inheritance and has seated us with Him in heavenly places (Ephesians 1:17-23). Christ gives us wisdom from heaven which is pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere (James 3:17-18).
Blessed are You Lord God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for You have blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. We thank You and bless Your name for You have chosen us in Christ our Wisdom before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before You in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons in You Jesus Christ according to Your good pleasure and will. Praise and glory be to You Lord our God. In You we have wisdom and prudence having predestined us according to Your great purpose and will that we may accomplish all that You have called us to do, for the glory and honor of Your name. May You enable us and enlighten us in Your spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Your Son, that the eyes of our understanding being enlightened, that we may know what is the hope of His calling, the riches of the glory of His inheritance. May You bless us and keep us. May You shine Your face towards us and be gracious unto us. May You show Your countenance unto us and give us peace. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen
Further reading: Ephesians 1:3-23