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How To Grow In Wisdom: A Christian Perspective

As Christians, we constantly seek ways to grow in wisdom centered on Jesus. However, we are proven guilty because we struggle to grow wisdom as humans.

The ultimate question is, “As practicing Christians, how can we establish our growth in wisdom, and how is it significant to our earthly lives?” Is growing in wisdom hard?

How To Grow In Wisdom 

Study God’s Word

In seeking to grow in true wisdom, there are simple ways to understand the truth above all earthly things. If we want to grow and be biblically wise and conform to the image and likeness of the Lord God, growing in God’s wisdom is important. The word of God is full of wisdom for everyone to cherish, cling to, and ponder. Anyone who finds God finds wisdom because God is wisdom.

Seek wisdom in studying the words of God, and you will be able to create a deep sense of love in your hearts because of the truth of God. A wise person spends time with the Lord, striving to love Him more.

Reading and understanding the Bible can be easy for some Christians, but for those followers of Jesus who do not know, going through one of the four gospels—Mark, Matthew, John, or Luke—can bring you one step closer to God through His word.

Remember that reading the Bible is not about speed but about growing in wisdom and insight through the knowledge of God, our heavenly creator.

Gain Wisdom In Communities

As Luke tells us in the Bible, Jesus grew in wisdom by participating in theological communities, emphasizing that Jesus did not grow through isolation. The Bible also highlights how challenging Jesus’ community is.

Challenging Communities

Being part of communities that challenge us is integral to one’s growth in wisdom. The scripture tells us that devotion to God requires the endurance of every challenge, but with the desire to be blessed by God, a person receives the gift of peace and wisdom far above any earthly thing.

Jesus reminds us that challenges foster growth in wisdom, as He did the same growing up in a family full of hope and faith in God despite every challenge. Additionally, Jesus’ wisdom grew as He faced the theological communities at a young age, discussing the Bible.

These ideas emphasize the importance of being in challenging communities with challenging people to grow in wisdom, as everyone needs others in this world.

Humble Communities

One theme in Proverbs suggests that “fools only enjoy expressing their opinions, but wise men listen and ask[1].” Concerning the proverb, Jesus’ growth happened as He stayed behind and became a part of a community. Everyone needs to be a part of communities that are open to questions and have people who are willing to listen.

Learning Communities

Great discussions matter if you want to grow in Jesus-rooted wisdom. Everyone needs to be a part of a learning community where there is an exchange of knowledge between two parties, whether it is a child with his teacher or a pastor and his subordinates.

The Bible emphasizes that more than asking questions, there must be an exchange of knowledge and interaction between the teacher or pastor and the ones being taught.

Growth in wisdom does not happen over night. It is the compounded result of taking part in challenging, humble, and learning communities.

Lady Reading and Growing in Wisdom

Gain Wisdom In Trials

Living in this world, people tend to avoid any form of suffering, but it is important to remember that to grow in wisdom, one must undergo a course of trials.

Everyone can relate to the idea that there is no gain without any hint of pain. You need to have yourself tested with challenges before you grow in wisdom.

At first, you imagine how irresponsible Mary and Joseph are, or you think how disobedient Jesus is to His parents. However, as you carefully assess the scripture, it is Jesus, Mary, and Joseph who grew in wisdom, as Jesus realizes the best way for His parents to have wisdom is by experiencing the trial.

At some point in our long lives here on earth, we have blamed God a couple of times for the challenges we face every day. However, you need not forget that sometimes Jesus teaches us lessons by letting us go through uphill battles. These uphill battles give us the opportunity to acquire wisdom that will help us not fall prey to the same problem again. Similarly, losing Jesus became an ultimate learning opportunity for both Mary and Joseph, which drove them to gain more wisdom.

What differentiates the problematic stuff that we individually face each day is the way that we perceive it. In contrast to the common question we ask ourselves when we encounter challenges, God animates obstacles to go our way in order for us to grow from them and not question the existence of God and ours. We need not ask, “When will this problem pass?” Because the moment trials cease to exist, the opportunity to grow also disappears.

To grow in wisdom, you do not solve the obstacles in life through the wisdom of God. You should see it as an effective way to build wisdom.

Gain Wisdom In Obedience

The Scriptures emphasize the loyalty of Jesus to the Holy Creator. This was demonstrated when Joseph and Mary found Jesus inside the temple and asked him, “Why have you done this to us? You had your father and I worried sick,” and Jesus answered, “Why did you look for me? Didn’t you know I should be in the house of my Father?”

This illustrates how Jesus’ obedience is to His heavenly Father and not to His earthly parents. This act of Christ illustrates that wisdom isn’t an accumulation of ideas and knowledge but an application of learning. This means that individuals are deemed wise because they apply everything they know about what the scriptures say.

A wise person does not know the truth of the Holy God but applies it no matter what the circumstances are since wisdom doesn’t manifest itself in obedience but grows in it.

Spend Time In Prayer

As Christians, spending time in prayer will encourage us to be more humble before our Lord. This will also allow us to spend more time with Him and grow wise from God’s perfect wisdom.

To grow in wisdom, you need to have a deeper sense of understanding and trust in the glory of God. This is achieved through any form of prayer as we become vulnerable to our Father in heaven. As we pray, we seek refuge in Him and ask Him to have full control over our lives. You give everything to Him, and in other words, you receive an irreplaceable form of wisdom from God.

Have Reverance For The Lord Jesus Christ 

Growing in wisdom requires your full understanding and acknowledgment of the truth that God is all-knowing and does not sin. With it, we need to have faith and humble ourselves before the Father, who sent his son to die for our sins.

Revering the Lord for what He has done means listening to his words and surrendering all our ways to His without feeling afraid, as we owe Him everything from the food that we eat to the air that we breathe, including our family and friends.

Read Christ-Centered Books 

Reading Christ-centered literature can’t give you all the answers but will help you grow in wisdom. It will also assist you in learning about Jesus’ life, works, and suffering, allowing you to strengthen your faith in Him.

To grow in wisdom through reading Christ-centered books, you need to be careful, as they are not all created equal. You need to have the discernment to be able to distinguish self-help books masked in “Christian” titles from Christ-centered books that teach you the true wisdom and understanding of God.

Plenty of Christian books help you understand the life of Jesus, strengthen your faith in the Lord, improve your walk with Jesus, and develop wisdom rooted in Christ.

Light Shining on Book and Grow in Wisdom

Conclusion

Always remember that when you choose to find wisdom, you need to honor and see God as the ultimate source of it—through prayer, His deeds and words, and the Holy Spirit. You also need to see God’s instruments as an avenue to understand God and all His works and provisions.

At the end of the day, you need to remember that everything you do with your earthly life must be in full accordance with the will of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

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