LIMITLESS WISDOM

Joseph LephiewLimitless Living: Dare to be Believe God for Greater Things, Series, Sermons

Sermon Notes

Wisdom is the ability to discern what’s right from what’s wrong. It is a gift which gives us the capability to make the right choice or decision. If knowledge is power, then wisdom is using that power the right way.

Wisdom can also be summed up as, “KNOW HOW. Wisdom is the ability to discern right from wrong, good verses evil. It’s a gift from God you ask for and must receive it. This wisdom gives you the ability to make the right, godly choices or decisions.

How many people ask God for directions or guidance when facing choices or decisions.

Many times people make choices on how things look to them. Make the simple easy benefit me choices and yet many times those choices made from selfish, greed, easy choices do not go well. Many times because of the lack of wisdom many things fail. Many times because of the lack of wisdom people get hurt or hurt others.

Ever said this when you blew it, “I DO NOT KNOW WHAT I WAS THINKING.” You were thinking using your brains but wisdom was not activated and in use.

People say, “I just got so mad, or angry or jealous and just reacted.” Again here are examples of how we think but do not have or use wisdom. I have met people with lots of knowledge, head knowledge but make so many mistakes and errors in life. Reason is no wisdom.

Wisdom is a gift from God to decipher with knowledge about your choices and decisions.

I see so many of Gods people struggling, going around in circles, falling and failing because they lack wisdom. I see people chasing wealth, opportunities, chasing trying to find a purpose, chasing trying to find their place. People chase things because they lack wisdom.

I see people jumping from church to church, job to job, relationships to relationships trying to find what’s missing in their lives. What’s missing is WISDOM.

Remember the story of ACRES OF DIAMONDS. An African farmer heard of a stone that its value would make a man rich. He got so sick and tired of his farm. He wanted to be rich. He could see no value in his land, so he sold it and used all of his wealth and health to try to find these precious stones called diamonds. He died sick, broke and broken in his search.

The farmer who bought his farm kept plowing up these shiny rocks. They were in his river, they were everywhere. He placed a huge one on his fireplace mantle and a friend came over and seen the shiny rock. His friend asked him if he knew what it was. He said a shiny rock he said they are everywhere on my farm. His friend said the stone is a diamond. His land was full of them. It became the richest and largest diamond mine in history.

The original owner lacked wisdom. He was full of other things. He could not see the wealth that lay beneath his feet.

It’s like the two cows separated by wire but both are pushing thru to the other side for it seems he grass is greener on the other side.

Happy [blessed, considered fortunate, to be admired] is the man who finds [skillful and godly] wisdom, And the man who gains understanding and insight [learning from God’s word and life’s experiences],
Proverbs 3:13 AMP

Listen to how the Bible describes the person who gets wisdom. Happy, blessed, fortunate, admired. Notice it says the man WHO FINDS SKILLFUL AND GODLY WISDOM.

THIS IS NOT THE WORLDS WISDOM OR THE TEACHING OF WHO THE WORLD SAYS IS WISE. THIS WISDOM ONLY COMES FROM GOD AND A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. THIS WISDOM DOES NOT COME WITH AGE, OR KNOWLEDGE. THIS WISDOM MUST BE SOUGHT AFTER, SEARCHED FOR. YOU CAN ONLY FIND THIS WISDOM IN GOD AND HIS WORD.

THIS WISDOM COMES WITH UNDERSTANDING AND INSIGHT LEARNING FROM GODS WORD AND LIFES EXPERIENCES.

I SEE PEOPLE MAKING THE SAME MISTAKES OVER AND OVER AND OVER. FAILURE AFTER FAILURE AND THEN RUN TO GOD HE FIXES THEN THEY RUN BACK TO DOING THEIR OWN LIFE AND THE CYCLE CONTINUES.

LACK OF WISDOM

PEOPLE STUCK IN RUTS, TRYING DESPERATELY TO FIX OR CHANGE THINGS AND STILL STUCK. TRYING AND TRYING BUT NO WISDOM.

For wisdom’s profit is better than the profit of silver, And her gain is better than fine gold.
Proverbs 3:14 AMP

Many are chasing after success, wealth, positions. I use the word CHASING. If you chase it means what your after is running away from you. Wisdom does not have to chase. Bibles says

Wait patiently for the Lord and in due season you will reap. Wisdom says keep working, learning, growing and being patient. People chase cause they don’t want to wait on God. Lack of wisdom. Impatient people make lots of mistakes and create heartache and usually live stuck in ruts.

Joseph sought wisdom even when he was at the bottom of life wisdom took him to the top.

Daniel went through trials but wisdom took him to the top.

Davis started in wisdom but let it go and error after error but through hardships and suffering he regained wisdom and became the King.

See people do well and falter and do well and over and over. Wisdom then they choose or decide from selfish.

Wisdoms profit. Profits are much more than money and power. Profit is a valuable return.

She is more precious than rubies; And nothing you can wish for compares with her [in value].
Proverbs 3:15 AMP

Wisdom is more precious than rubies. Wishing nothing compares with wisdoms value.

Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.
Proverbs 3:16 AMP

Wisdom is yours in one hand is long life, this is a rich, wonderful, successful, fulfilled life. The other hand is riches and honor. Riches and honor on the balance with long blessed life.

Her ways are highways of pleasantness and favor, And all her paths are peace.
Proverbs 3:17 AMP

Wisdoms ways are highways not a bumpy country road, highways of pleasantness and favor.

Many people are on a rollercoaster ride. A few minutes of thrills and chills but the ride ends at the same place it began. You pay to end up at the same place you started. Highways are wide and you go faster. Wisdom also has paths when you get off the highways, and you got to walk, take a hike it is paths are peace.

Wisdom is the only way to roll forward and make progress and please God.

Go into the roots produce the fruit. What’s underneath your surface your life?

She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy [blessed, considered fortunate, to be admired] is everyone who holds her tightly.
Proverbs 3:18 AMP.

The LORD by His wisdom has founded the earth; By His understanding He has established the heavens. By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the clouds drip with dew.
Proverbs 3:19-20 AMP

WISDOM. FOUNDED
UNDERSTANDING ESTABLISHED
KNOWLEDGE. BROKEN UP