(Psalms 119:98-100, James 1:5-6, Proverbs 2:1-12, 1 Kings 3:12)
98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me.
99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts
David was an epitome of divine wisdom. He applied it diligently through out his life. The apt understanding he displayed in every decision making situation was remarkable. He knew when and how to consult God for guidance. This guarded him from all the numerous enemies that battled against him. God’s wisdom in David out-smarted his enemies in all ways. This was evident in all the battles Saul waged against him.
When David was brought before Achish Gath’s king, when no war tactics was applicable, he acted insane and was released (1 Samuel 21:10-15). Through out the time he lived with the Philistine, who then were Israel’s archenemy, he was never found culpable of any crime.
In battles, he knew when to retreat and when attack how to tread the Valley of death unhurt.
In Psalms 119:99-100, He said that he had understanding more than his teachers and the elderly ones. He was a champion in battles, a musician, a king and an inventor of musical instruments. Despite all these yet remained humble before God.
Among all that helped David, one thing remain critical and indispensable. That thing is the fear of God. David had the fear of God. And the Bible emphatically declared it to us that:
Psa 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Pro 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Pro 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding
In our cry for divine wisdom, we must know that the fear of the Lord is important. Having the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. It guards us from evil. Essentially, we must not lose the fear of God because if this is lost, the devil can easily turn one’s wisdom to his potent tool, like in Solomon.
1) Lord, release into my life Your wisdom that will set me ahead of my mates, in Jesus name.
2) Father, make me wiser than all my enemies, in Jesus name.
3) Lord, give me Your wisdom that fulfils Your will diligently, in Jesus name.
4) Lord, open my mind for Your wisdom and understanding to dwell in me, in Jesus name.
5) Lord, help me not to abuse Your grace in me, in Jesus name.