Friday, August 5, 2022

How to Gain Wisdom


Sensible people keep their eyes glued on wisdom,
    but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.

Prov. 17:24 NLT

How wise are you? 

Do you think that wisdom only comes from old age?

That's partly true, because experience teaches us much. But true wisdom is found in God's Word.

How can you keep your eyes glued on wisdom in our culture?
Wisdom abounds in scripture. You can start by reading a verse or two of Proverbs at mealtimes or during your daily quiet time. Many of the proverbs show a contrast between wisdom and foolishness, just like our theme verse for today.

Thanks to the power of the internet, our eyes truly can wander to the ends of the earth. We are tempted thousands of times daily, through signs, ads, and social media, to look at what is foolish. But God calls us to keep our eyes glued to wisdom. How do we do that?
Wisdom is cultivated one day at a time by planting God's word in our hearts.
If you're not in the habit of daily Bible study, you're missing out on wisdom. Here are some of the easiest ways to cultivate wisdom every day:

1. Use a Bible app. I like the First 5 app and the YouVersion Bible app, and there are many more free versions.

2. Use a One Year Bible or reading plan. I've used a One Year Bible since 2003, and it's made an enormous difference in my faith by reading it every morning.

3. Study one verse from Proverbs for the next 30 days. You'll gain wisdom by the bushel.

4. Write verses out. You remember verses better when you write them. Jot one down on a sticky note and place it in an area you'll see often.

5. Set a reminder on your phone. You can use the free app IFTTT to set reminders for everything you like, including text reminders to study your Bible.

6. Use an online search tool. My favorite tool is Bible Gateway. When I need a verse on a certain subject, it's a quick and easy way to find help.

7. Sign up for daily devotionals. You're already reading Women 2 Women Ministries posts; that's great! Find other online devotionals and sign up to get Bible studies delivered to you.

All these methods will help you grow wiser. Of course, you'll need to invest the time to engage in these activities every day. They will help you keep your eyes glued to wisdom rather than being drawn away by the world.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings and God's peace to you,

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Reflection questions:

1. What's your favorite method for studying God's Word?
2. In what area would you like to grow in wisdom this year?

Note: The original version of this post first published on this website on 6/29/2018.


  1. What the world needs now is God’s Wisdom. Thank you

  2. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!


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