Wisdom can only come from God - true or false?

"This is the day the Lord has made - we shall rejoice and be glad in it" Psalm 118:24
"This is the day the Lord has made - we shall rejoice and be glad in it" Psalm 118:24

How would you answer this question?

It would be interesting to see how others would answer this question. I say yes, absolutely it can only come from God. Human wisdom gets us in trouble so much of the time. It may help us to solve some of our immediate problems, but in the long run we need God's wisdom to live the life that he called us to live. The other question to ask would be, would you choose wealth over wisdom if given the chance? Even the most powerful Kings in the Bible eventually chose wealth and power over wisdom as you will see in my story.

Because life is short, we need wisdom that is greater than this world can offer. We need the words of Almighty God so we can live right. If we listen to him, his wisdom spares us the bitterness of futile human experience and gives us a hope that goes beyond death. When we realize that God will evaluate all that we do, we should learn to live wisely, remembering that he is present each day, and learn to obey his guidelines for living. But in order to have God’s wisdom, we must first get to know and honor him.

Wisdom comes in two ways: It is a God-given gift and also the result of an energetic search. Wisdom's starting point is God and his revealed Word, the source of "knowledge and understanding", as stated in Proverbs 2:6 "For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding". In that sense, wisdom is his gift to us. But he gives it only to those who earnestly seek it. But because God's wisdom is hidden from the rebellious and foolish, it takes effort to find it and use it. This pathway to wisdom is strenuous. When we are on the right path, we discover that true wisdom is God's and that he will guide us and reward our sincere persistent search.


"For everything comes from God alone, everything lives by his power and everything is for his Glory" Romans 11:36
"For everything comes from God alone, everything lives by his power and everything is for his Glory" Romans 11:36

Take the book of Ecclesiastes for instance regarding wisdom

The book of Ecclesiastes fascinates me because it is filled with so many lessons for us from King Solomon. In the Old Testament, King Solomon was the son of King David. When King Solomon became King instead of asking God for power and wealth, he asked God for wisdom to rule the Israelites. This pleased God so much that God also added riches and power to his Kingdom during his reign, but this would be short lived.

King Solomon did so much soul searching during this time of his life for the meaning of life. He had so much, more than he could have ever asked for. He had every woman he wanted, he had all the wealth in the land, all the gold and silver anyone could ever need. He also had hundreds of vineyards, crops and animals, tremendous power and prestige – he had it all. He tried everything to make himself happy, lots of women, drinking, building beautiful buildings, planting crops and trying to find life’s true meaning. But what he discovered as most of us eventually do – is that “anything in life is meaningless without God”.

In case you don’t know the outcome of this story, King Solomon was told by God to stay away from Pagan women. The reason was that God believed he would be influenced by their pagan worship rituals. They would lead him to worship paganism instead of the true God. I will never understand this, maybe when I am in God’s presence I will, why Solomon didn’t obey God, after all he had done for him. He started bringing in the Pagan women of other religious belief’s, and pretty soon he was lost. The reason God didn’t destroy or punish him at that very moment, was because God had made a covenant with his father King David. God had promised King David that he would bless all his descendants to the thousand generations. Remember King David was a man after God’s own heart. So God went along and let Solomon do “his thing” but eventually his kingdom was taken away. How very sad that is.


"Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of his wonders" Psalm 65:8
"Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of his wonders" Psalm 65:8

We can certainly learn from King Solomon's mistakes can't we...

Isn’t that like us today, we know what is right and want to do the right thing, but sometimes the temptations are too great and we give into the temptation. I believe that is what happened to him but he had his kingdom and God’s blessings to loose. Is it worth it? I don’t think so.

Solomon wrote this book after he’d tried everything and achieved much only to find that nothing apart from God made him happy. He wanted his readers to avoid these same senseless pursuits. If we try to find meaning in our accomplishments rather than God, we will never be satisfied and everything we pursue will be meaningless.

God has planted eternity in the human heart. This means we can never be completely satisfied with earthly pleasures and pursuits.

Because we are created in God’s image,

1) we have a spiritual thirst,

2) we have eternal value,

3) nothing but the eternal God can truly satisfy us.

He has built a restless yearning for a perfect world that can only be found in his perfect rule. He has given us a glimpse of the perfection in his creation. But it is only a glimpse we cannot see into the future or comprehend everything. So we must trust him now and do his work on earth – to be able to one day be in his presence and hear those words “well done my faithful servant”.

I truly believe King Solomon’s words are meant for us to not make the same mistakes he did. So read the book of Ecclesiastes and watch God speak to you and listen and gain wisdom knowing and fearing God is the beginning of wisdom.

I also believe in my heart that when we try to live in line with God’s will, and pray for other’s to receive salvation and blessings, God will bless us beyond anything we could ever imagine. The true heart of God is when we give of ourselves and place others ahead of our own interests and needs.

Proverbs is also an excellent book in the Bible where we can find more of God’s wisdom. God thought of everything we could possibly experience and covered it in his amazing word, but it starts with a relationship with him first. My prayer is that you begin a relationship with him today if you have not already done so, and watch him go to work in you!

God Bless.

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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

I find your question about wisdom coming from a god to be completely and utterly ridiculous. There is no god. So, wisdom is the discerned truth of all experience and knowledge received through sense of life and other senses, like touch, taste, smell, sound and sight.

Life doesn't require any knowledge of a god to be understood and Life doesn't require any knowledge of a god to be lived.


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Whidbeywriter 5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

Cagsil,

Since you do not believe in God I can see where you can think we acquire wisdom. That is so sad for you but I respect your comments. I believe God created all things even individuals such as yourself who he granted free will to. Since you seem so wise in your own eyes, perhaps you can prove God doesn't exist?


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Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

I find it interesting that you deleted my last comment. Why? Did it challenge you to think or something? Again, you say you respect my comments, yet you deleted my comment?

Great actions. You speak volumes to others. If I have to point out your actions, then you're not doing a very good job at paying attention to your own actions and the consequences derived from them. Gotta love your lack of honesty.


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Whidbeywriter, well I believe God is our wisdom! And in time all will believe this truth at least I hope for there sake! Your hub is excellent and inspiring. Wow, you must of touched a nerve, lol, lol, lol, PRAISE GOD!!!! Keep ministering!!! Keep ministering!!! Stir it up!!! Amen! Voted-awesome!!


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Whidbey, excellent hub there are so many things of this world we hold dear that we overlook the replacement of all things with things so great we cannot imagine. We will all fall short, but God has made a plan for that, that we might fall into his net, a fisher of men, Jesus Christ.

There will be those who rebuke us as believers and say hate against us then cry like babies when their time comes, but then who will hear them, only God and he will still be listening for their surrender up to their last breath. Then there are those like me who have freely lived all the while knowing time draws me nearer to my end which I will great as know it is but a step into the next time line where I will continue to live not knowing the day,date,or time as it will be never ending. Read Psalms 91 and you will read a powerful verse to pray unto our Lord and live our time left by that verse and conquer our time for life. Much Peace and love, Dusty

ps: pray for cagsil as it will need help sooner than it thinks.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

very inspiring hub, my friend. We get a freedom from God, He give us a life. For me a freedom is like a destiny. IF lost our freedom we must fight to get it back right. Thanks for writing this. God bless you!

Prasetio:)


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Seakay 5 years ago from Florida

Inspiring and accurate hub. Thanks for the write! I'll definitely be back for another read!


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Whidbeywriter 5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

Oh Cagsil - what you said was hurtful to me and I am just not going there. You have your beliefs and so do I. Your wisdom comes from your own understanding I choose to ask for God's. I will pray for you that someday you will find the truth about God and our Savior Jesus. Because God does love you whether you believe in him or not. Blessings!


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Whidbeywriter 5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

@Drpastorcarlotta - thank you so much for reading and your comments. I will continue to share the word of God with others as long as I have breath in my lungs....Amen Blessings


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Whidbeywriter 5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

@50Caliber - thanks for stopping by and reading my hub. I agree with you there will be individuals who at the last days when they are near death will cry out to God. I will pray for others who do not know or have experienced his amazing grace and love. We have lived a good life haven't we because he is with us. Blessings to you!


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Whidbeywriter 5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

@Prasetio30 - thank you for your comments and God Bless you as well.


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Whidbeywriter 5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

@Seakay - good to see you here and thanks for reading. I am glad you were inspired and many blessings to you too!


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

I think the question you ask could actually be true and false in some ways. Yes if you are talking about Gods wisdom working within our lives than of course it comes from God but also not all of human wisdom comes from God because he does give people free will to educate themselves and learn wisdom from their own life experiences. I enjoyed this hub very much and I like the way you stand up for yourself without getting ugly with people. Nice job sis. Cheers.


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Whidbeywriter 5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

Hi Ladyjane, thanks for your comments, you are absolutely correct and perhaps I should have titled it differently. There are many ways in which to acquire wisdom but the most important in my opinion, is the wisdom we get from God since he wrote the book on it, if you will. Human wisdom is good also but sometimes takes us in a path away from God. Yes, there are people who are hurtful in their comments, that's a shame and I will not stoop to that level. Your "wisdom" is always welcome here....cheers sis!


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James A Watkins 5 years ago from Chicago

This Hub is tremendous! I love it! You wrote several extraordinary sentences. Among my favorites are:

"Because life is short, we need wisdom that is greater than this world can offer."

"But in order to have God’s wisdom, we must first get to know and honor him."

"Wisdom comes in two ways: It is a God-given gift and also the result of an energetic search."

AMEN! Well done!


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Whidbeywriter 5 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington Author

Nice to see you here James! Thank you so much for your nice comments, I am humbled and very glad you loved my hub, coming from you it means so much. Blessings to you!

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