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5 Ways to Grow in Wisdom Through God’s Word

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;

    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”

Psalm 32:8 (NIV)

 

As we celebrate 215 years of Biblica’s ministry this year, we reflect on the timeless wisdom found in God’s Word. Psalm 32:8 reminds us of God’s promise to guide and counsel us. His loving eye is upon us as we journey through life.

Are you feeling the need for divine stability and wisdom in your life today? Here are five practical ways to grow in wisdom by engaging with Scripture:

 

  1. Meet With God Daily:

A daily habit of reading and meditating on Scripture is foundational to growing in wisdom. By setting aside dedicated time daily to engage with God’s Word, we open ourselves to His guidance and instruction. Whether it’s a few verses or a chapter, consistency in our devotional practice allows God’s truth to permeate our hearts and minds, shaping our thoughts and actions.

 

  1. Study Scripture in Context:

Wisdom flourishes when we delve deeper into Scripture’s context. Instead of cherry-picking verses out of context, take the time to study passages in their historical, cultural, and literary context. Utilize study tools such as commentaries, concordances, and online resources to gain a deeper understanding of the intended meaning behind the text. This approach fosters a more comprehensive grasp of God’s Word, leading to greater insight and discernment.

 

  1. Apply Biblical Principles to Daily Life:

Wisdom is not merely acquired knowledge but the practical application of God’s truth in our daily lives. As we encounter various situations and challenges, seek guidance from Scripture on how to navigate them wisely. Let the principles found in God’s Word serve as our compass, whether it’s making decisions, resolving conflicts, or practicing forgiveness. By aligning our actions with biblical wisdom, we reflect God’s character and bring glory to His name.

 

  1. Seek Wise Counsel:

Growing in wisdom often involves seeking counsel from those who are further along in their spiritual journey. Surround yourself with godly mentors, pastors, and fellow believers who can offer biblical wisdom and perspective. Proverbs 15:22 reminds us, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed.” By humbly seeking wise counsel, we gain valuable insights and guidance that help us grow in wisdom and discernment.

 

  1. Pray for Wisdom:

Above all, wisdom is a gift from God that we can earnestly seek through prayer. James 1:5 encourages us, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” As we pray for wisdom, let us surrender our hearts and minds to God, trusting Him to illuminate His Word and guide us in His truth. Through prayerful dependence on God, we invite His wisdom to shape our lives and lead us in His ways.

 

In taking these steps, we embody Psalm 32:8, allowing God to instruct, teach, and counsel us with His loving eye upon us. Together, let us continue to steward the precious gift of wisdom in God’s Word, bringing hope and transformation to a world in need.

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Biblica Staff