“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7)
What is knowledge? Is it just the accumulation of facts or something deeper? In my view it needs to be applicable to have any value. The fear of God is described as the beginning of knowledge, the foundation of understanding. This is not just some etherial understanding of God but a practical knowledge that is applicable in the real world, in our everyday existence at work.
If wisdom is to develop we need to know that God is God and that his word is revelation. If you want knowledge go to God and read his word and ask his Spirit to reveal its treasures to you. Do this and you will have knowledge, instruction and wisdom.
Quick Prayer. “Help me to respect your word, for Your sake.” Amen
“He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” (Dan 2:21)
You would think giving wisdom to the wise would be a bit redundant. If they are wise, why would you give them more wisdom? In God’s economy, the last shall be first and those who have will be given more. The faithful receive, and those who give away receive more.
Hearing form God and discerning the seasons brings knowledge and understanding as well as insight and advantage. Seeing what is in ascendency and what is slowing down is a good skill to have in business. If we can discern trends and moves, we can position a company to take full advantage of a soon-coming harvest.
Quick Prayer: You ordain seasons. Help me to discern them and operate accordingly. Amen.
“Therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have.” (2 Chr 1:12)
Solomon made a wise choice when he asked God for wisdom and knowledge. God gave them to Solomon in abundance and then loaded him down with wealth, possessions, and honor. While these were additional gifts and ultimately had their origin in God, I believe they were an outcome of the application of the initial gifts.
When we ask for wisdom and knowledge in an area of our lives, He will give us what we need. When we take that wisdom and knowledge and actually put our hand to the plough and apply what we have received, then and only then do we reap a physical harvest.
Quick Prayer: Thank You for the myriad of gifts You have given me. Help me to work in the anointing You have blessed me with. Amen.