BIBLE READING: EXODUS 31:1-11; 1KINGS 10:1-13
Now the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there for that was the great high place: Solomon offered a thousand burnt offerings on that altar. At Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?” And Solomon said: “…Therefore, give to your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil…” Then God said to him: “…behold, I have done according to your words, see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart…” 1 Kings 3:4-6a; 9b; 11a; 12a (NKJV).
There is a supernatural enablement to make intelligent decisions and this is referred to as the Spirit of Wisdom. This Wisdom is not received through education, it is an anointing, like Daniel, it can be received through living a life of consecration, a life of prayer, fasting and the study of the Word, like Solomon, it can be received by giving sacrificially for the advancement of God’s Kingdom and giving to God’s servants, and like Bezalel and Joseph, one can receive the Spirit of Wisdom through a combination of callings/giftings, service and your spiritual DNA/spiritual father.
Every individual in every sphere of life needs the Spirit of Wisdom functioning in him or her. The Spirit of Wisdom produces solid results. You cannot be overwhelmed with situations or get confused with matters of life when you function under the Spirit of Wisdom. See the life of Solomon as stated in 1kings 4:29-31; And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore. Thus Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the men of the East and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all men— than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol; and his fame was in all the surrounding nations.
When the Spirit of Wisdom is operating in a man’s life, he is able to comprehend the ways and paths of God. You just know the direction God wants you to take, you would know what to do and it will always align to the character of the kingdom of God according to James 3:17; But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
Especially in times like ours where things are constantly evolving, the Spirit of Wisdom enables innovations, divine ideas for inventions, breakthrough technologies, new songs, creativity and solutions to problems in every sphere of the society. It is the Spirit of strategies; take a look at the life of Joseph in Genesis 41: 37-41; So the advice was good in the eyes of Pharaoh and in the eyes of all his servants. And Pharaoh said to his servants, “Can we find such a one as this, a man in whom is the Spirit of God?” Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Inasmuch as God has shown you all this, there is no one as discerning and wise as you. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall be ruled according to your word; only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you.” And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.” The Spirit of Wisdom was what God used to propel Joseph to the highest echelons of power to preserve the nation of Israel from dying of famine during the Egyptian civilisation.
Father, I ask for the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation, I ask You Who is able to give liberally to all men that ask. I pray for divine strategies and the ability to make intelligent decisions in my sphere of the society because I know that You are interested in everything that concerns me and the expression of Your divine Wisdom through me.