What do we do with wisdom?

Phil 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Imagination is probably the biggest limitation. That said, some things are more worthwhile than others.

Mt 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Certainly the most important work we can do in service to our Lord is to share the Good News with others so they too might share the hope of eternal life.

1 Pe 3:15 but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; This is where the rubber hits the road, so to speak. Every person is unique and every situation is different. Wisdom is necessary in order to adapt to situations and people and to communicate with them in a way they understand. Wisdom is needed demonstrate love in the most meaningful way possible so the lost will open their hearts to receive the Good News. For us as individuals this means being prepared with the armor of God and being as skilled as a surgeon with your sword, which is the Word of God.

1 Jn 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (Read v1-6 for the full context.) While service to others is the noblest endeavor and being prepared for the task of sharing the Gospel is the most useful application, discernment is also essential for each of us as individuals. We must be able to discern truth so we aren’t fooled and lead astray, lost to temptation, or drawn into arguments of circular logic or otherwise drawn away from telling the complete and accurate message of the Good News. Discernment is a type of wisdom specific to dealing with incoming information, regardless of the form of sensory perception used.

This post is an excerpt (Question 5.5) from my book Ask James one.


About Lance Ponder

Christian author of "Ask James one"; public speaker; husband and father. Available to speak on Creation and the Gospel.
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