1 Corinthians 12:1-11, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led.  Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.  There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.  There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.  And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.  But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.  But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.”

Wisdom – Strong’s Concordance: sophia sof-ee’-ah; wisdom (higher or lower, worldly or spiritual)

The first spiritual gift that is mentioned in this passage.  Wisdom is something that has been sought by tens of thousands of people throughout all of history.  Wisdom is thought to be found in books or other media.  I am hear to tell you that wisdom is a gift from God.

James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

Ask God.  Simple as that.  Does this mean that everyone wil be granted wisdom?  No.  Each person is given a gift.  A spiritual gift from God.  For some, this is wisdom.  Wisdom to make the tough decisions that need to be made.  Wisdom to know just what to say to bring comfort to the hurting.  Wisdom to share with others about our Savior, Jesus Christ.  The Lord of Lords.

Heavenly Father,

Thank You for the gift of wisdom.  Although not everyone is gifted with this, we pray that we can get the wisdom that we need to further Your kingdom.  You are here with us at all times.  Please give us the words to speak so that You may be glorified and You may be told throughout all the world.  You truly are an awesome God.  You are all we need.

In Your blessed name we pray,

Amen

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