Four ways to get wisdom

Proverbs 1:1-7 NLT These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. [2] Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. [3] Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. [4] These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young. [5] Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. Let those with understanding receive guidance [6] by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables, the words of the wise and their riddles. [7] Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

If you want wisdom from God there are a number of ways to get it.

1. Read Proverbs – the first few verses of the Book of Proverbs tell us their purpose – to give wisdom and understanding. Read a chapter of Proverbs a day to become wise. Read whatever chapter the date it is today. Then do the next one tomorrow.

2. Ask for wisdom – The best way to receive wisdom is ask God. James 1:5 says, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” God wants to give you wisdom and it is just a prayer away.

3. Spend time – to become wise we need to spend time with wise people. Wisdom has a way of rubbing off Proverbs 13:20 NIV reminds us to “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

4. Fear God – the last verse in the passage above tells us that the “Fear of the Lord is the beginning on wisdom”. Having a reverentual fear of God puts God in the right place and us in our. We need to remember that His ways are above our ways and His thoughts are above our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8).


Dear God, I ask for wisdom today. I seek understanding from You. I pray that as I read Your Word in Proverbs that I will grow wiser. Help me to spend time with the right people so their wisdom will impact me too. Help me to understand Your ways and thoughts are above mine. Amen.‭‭