In 2020, we are going to continue our Sunday night Gear Up posts for 29 more weeks. On July 26 we will have our FINAL Gear Up on Surrender and at that point, we will have 52 weeks of Gear Ups to turn into a book that can be used year after year.

I hope you are getting something out of these weekly gear-ups; feel free to offer your advice or comments on this particular column to make it more meaningful!

This week, we are focusing on WISDOM.

Wisdom, to put simply, comes from Above. We can store mounds and mounds of information in our heads- that’s knowledge. Wisdom is knowing what to do with that information.

Wisdom is knowing when to be bold and speak up, and when to stay silent. Wisdom is facing a trial for the tenth time and realizing change will come only if you respond differently this time. Wisdom is walking away from something you want because you know it’s not good for you.

The Lord has a lot to say about wisdom:

For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:6 | KJV |

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:15-16 | KJV |

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

James 1:5 | KJV |

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

James 3:17 | KJV |

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!

and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Proverbs 16:16 | KJV |

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Colossians 4:5-6 | KJV |

He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul:

he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 19:8 | KJV |

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

1 Corinthians 3:18 | KJV |

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.

James 3:13 | KJV |

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock.

Matthew 7:24 | KJV |

So teach us to number our days,

that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

Psalm 90:12 | KJV |

When pride cometh, then cometh shame:

but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2 | KJV |

The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom;

and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 15:33 | KJV |

Choose one of the verses above that speak to you and memorize it this week. Pray for the Lord to increase your wisdom.

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