Wisdom and Understanding

Wisdom means having clear understanding and insight. It means knowing how to apply the truth in every situation. It’s discerning what is right and wrong. It’s having good judgment. It’s being able to sense when you are getting too close to the edge. 

We have no idea how many times simple wisdom has saved our lives or kept us out of harm’s way or how many times it will be so in the future. That’s why we can’t live without it and need to ask God for it. We have to pray, “Lord give me wisdom in all I do. Help me to walk in wisdom every day.” 

Wisdom means making the right choice or decision. And only God knows what that is.

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.

John 16:13 

Lord, I pray You would give me Your wisdom and understanding in all things. I know wisdom is better than gold and understanding better than silver (proverbs 16:16), so make me rich in wisdom and wealthy in understanding. Thank You, Lord, that You give “wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding” (Daniel 2:21). Increase my wisdom and knowledge so I can see Your truth in every situation. Give me discernment for each decision I must make. Lord, help me to always seek godly counsel and not look to the world and ungodly people for answers. Thank You, Lord, that You will give me the counsel and instruction I need. Thank You that “You will show me the path of life” (Psalm 16:11). I don’t want to trust my own heart, Lord. I want to trust Your Word and Your instruction so that I will walk wisely and never do ignorant or stupid things. Make me to be a wise person. 


In Jesus name I pray 


The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years of life will be added to you.

Proverbs 9:10-11 

If you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:3-6

 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and His tongue talks of justice. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

Psalm 37:30-31

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