Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [Therefore] get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7(NKJV)
The adjective principal can greatly help us realize the place and position of Wisdom in life. Principal means most important, most influential. Wisdom is the most important and influential thing in life. Wisdom was central in God’s creation of the world- Proverbs 3:19 (NKJV) The LORD by wisdom founded the earth…Psalms 136:5 (NKJV) To Him who by wisdom made the heavens…
What is wisdom? Ability to rightly apply knowledge or understanding. The ability to make right decisions especially in everyday matters.
God’s definition of wisdom – the Word of God is wisdom. The Word of God is the Wisdom of God.
Deuteronomy 4:5-6 (AMPC) Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land which you are entering to possess. So keep them and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
How do we get godly wisdom? By hearing the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:15(NKJV).. and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
How do we walk in wisdom? By meditating on God’s Word.
Joshua 1:8 (AMPC) This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. To meditate is to turn thoughts over in the mind and to mutter or speak to yourself. Meditation in God’s Word is how we draw wisdom from it to use in life. The Word will speak to us enabling us to deal wisely in the affairs of life.