The benefits of godly wisdom, knowledge, and understanding in your Christian life as a believer cannot be overemphasized and this is what this post will remind you today.
In both the Old Testament and the New Testament, the bible in several verses and chapters always sings about the importance and benefits godly wisdom brings upon the life of every person who embraces it.
Godly wisdom is crucial in your life as a Christian if you want to live a meaningful life and not a life of regrets wasted due to making foolish choices that most people who are fools have made.
God’s word tells us in James 1:5,6 that if anyone lacks wisdom, let them ask of God who gives His diving wisdom that is pure and leads to life liberally without partiality.
Without Godly wisdom in your life, you will end up wasting your life due to your foolishness and you won’t live the life God meant you to live. This is why you need godly wisdom in your life at all costs so that you don’t wats your life.
With that said, let’s look at the 7 significant benefits of godly wisdom in the life of every Christian that will help you live wisely and meaningfully.
What Is The Value Of Wisdom In The Bible?
Wisdom is a gift from God, and it’s one that we can all benefit from. In fact, in the Bible, wisdom is portrayed as one of the most important gifts we can receive from God.
Wisdom is a type of knowledge or understanding that comes from God. The Bible says that “God gives wisdom to those who ask him” (James 1:5). This means that we can learn how to be wise by asking God for wisdom.
The Bible also compares wisdom to a lamp, which helps us see things clearly and makes our lives better (Proverbs 3:7-8). When we are wise, our lives will be brighter because we will have an understanding of what’s happening around us.
Wisdom comes in different forms and there are two main types: natural and spiritual (Proverbs 9:10). Natural wisdom includes skills like speaking clearly and making good decisions based on facts about ourselves and the world around us.
Spiritual wisdom includes knowing God and being able to apply His Word to our lives so that we have peace in Christ and joy in Him (Philippians 4:11-13) as well as to guide us in our daily lives so that we are not led astray.
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7 Main Benefits Of Seeking God’s Wisdom.
Below are the 7 major benefits of godly wisdom or seeking God’s wisdom, knowledge, and understanding that will help you become wise and not waste your life.
- Enables You To Live A Godly Life.
- Helps You Have Eternal Life.
- Helps You Grow Spiritually.
- Helps Us Make Wise Decisions In Life.
- Helps You Find Your True Life Purpose.
- You Won’t Be Led Astray.
- Wealth And Honor Will Be Upon You.
1. Enables You To Live A Godly Life.
One of the major benefits of godly wisdom is that it enables us to be able to live a godly life of holiness and righteousness as you can’t live godly without having the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and what godly living is all about.
This is why we are told in 2 Peter 3:18 that we must grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ which can only happen if we have the knowledge of the scriptures by reading them.
And this knowledge of the scriptures on godly living can only come about if you read God’s word which is the source of all godly wisdom, knowledge, and understanding we all need to guide our lives so that we are not led astray by worldly wisdom.
Godly wisdom that comes from reading God’s word is the only wisdom that will enable you to live godly in this present evil world of sin. The worldly wisdom of this world, which is sensual and devilish, will only lead you astray, away from God.
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2. Helps You Have Eternal Life.
The other benefit of godly wisdom is that it enables you to receive and have eternal life through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ via His saving knowledge by receiving Him as your personal Lord and Savior.
Since godly wisdom unlike worldly wisdom, leads you to God, it enables you to receive everlasting life once you receive the knowledge in God’s word after reading it that Christ died for your sins on the cross so that you can have salvation and eternal life.
Jesus Christ tells us in John 6:47 that anyone who believes in Him will have eternal life but this can only be so if you have this knowledge by reading God’s word that brings about salvation.
Without having the knowledge of Christ dying for your sins, you won’t be able to get saved as you won’t be able to believe in the Lord you have not heard as faith comes by hearing God’s word and it’s by hearing this living word is how you get saved.
Related: What Is Eternal Life? And How To Have It Today (+ Video Sermon).
3. Helps You Grow Spiritually.
Godly wisdom will help you grow spiritually if you let it. When you study the Word and allow it to change your thinking by transforming your mind (Romans 12:2), then you are growing spiritually.
If you don’t know what spiritual growth looks like, then ask other Christians who have walked in the light and have been changed by Christ’s love and His living word.
However, if you lack godly wisdom due to your laziness to read your bible daily, your spiritual growth will be stunted which will explain why you are spiritually weak and prone to falling into simple temptations Satan brings your way.
As we saw earlier in 2 Peter 3:18 that tells us to grow in the knowledge and grace of the Lord, we can only grow spiritually and in His knowledge, if we spend time reading His living word from where godly wisdom can only be obtained.
4. Helps Us Make Wise Decisions In Life.
One of the major reasons why people make foolish life choices be it career-wise or choosing a life partner that they end up regretting later is the lack of godly wisdom in their lives to guide them.
The Bible says in Proverbs 15:15 that wise people make wise decisions as they know how to discern between good and evil (Matthew 7:16). Your ability to discern between good and evil will increase as your knowledge of God’s Word increases through studying His Word.
If you want to make the right choices concerning every area of your life be it spiritual, finances, career-wise, choosing a suitable life partner, etc., you need godly wisdom to help you do that.
Only if you have godly wisdom in your life, not the earthly wisdom of this world will you be spared from making terrible choices in your life that you will end up regretting both now and in the world to come in eternity.
5. Helps You Find Your True Life Purpose.
The other important benefit godly wisdom brings upon a person is that it helps one to find their true purpose in life by knowing what God’s will and purpose are for them when they read His word.
We are told in Jeremiah 29:11 that the Lord knows the thoughts He has towards us which are of peace, not of evil, and to give us an expected end that’s full of hope.
Implying that God only has our best interests at heart which is why He wants us to live our purpose as only when we do so, can we find true happiness and contentment that satisfies our human heart and soul.
And knowing your true purpose in your life can only come about through the knowledge and godly wisdom found by reading God’s word as to what God wants you to do with your life. Remember, you are created for God’s glory and nothing else.
6. You Won’t Be Led Astray.
Another benefit of godly biblical wisdom found in God’s word is that it won’t lead you astray unlike worldly wisdom but will lighten and direct your paths to greener pastures where you will find peace and abundant life Christ Jesus promises in John 10:10.
This is why the Psalmist David said in Palms 119:105 that the word was a lamp to his feet and a light to his path to guide him in every path he took in his life so as not to get lost or be led astray.
If you have the spiritual wisdom from God that comes from above that is pure and Holy Spirit inspired, you won’t be led astray by the worldly wisdom of this world. His divine wisdom will guide you in the ways of the Lord that lead to life.
You need to understand that only if you have godly wisdom in your life will you be able to know the right path to take in your life through the spiritual discernment godly wisdom brings upon a person.
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7. Wealth And Honor Will Be Upon You.
Last but not least, one of the other benefits of godly wisdom is that it will offer you long life, wealth, honor, and prosperity if you embrace it in your life as Proverbs 3:16-26 tells us.
This implies that wealth and riches be it spiritually and materially will be crowned upon your life as godly wisdom helps you manage your resources and finances the Lord has blessed you with wisely so that you don’t come to want.
However, if you don’t have godly wisdom, you won’t be wise with your finances or the resources God has given you which will make you overspend on useless things you don’t need, and in no time you will be broke and bankrupt.
Proverbs 21:5 tells us that God’s blessings make one rich and that He adds no sorrow to the riches and wealth He blesses us with. And these blessings can only be in your life if you embrace godly wisdom found in His word that attracts these blessings.
The above 7 benefits of godly wisdom are among many out there in the bible that you will have if you embrace it in your life.
On the other hand, if you still lack the wisdom to help you live wisely, you can ask of the Lord today and you will have this godly wisdom in no time that makes one wise.
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