- Reflect on times when having wisdom and tact may have helped you deal with a situation more successfully. Allow this to stir a deeper desire for ‘wisdom from above’.
- Seek wisdom. Pray for it. Study the Scriptures. Ask the Holy Spirit to transform the Biblical insights into practical action in your daily life.
- Next time, before you react, try to carve out space (like Daniel did) to seek God for his wisdom in how to respond.
When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, had gone out to put to death the wise men of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact.
…you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom.
If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honourable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom… the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favouritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of justice.
The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
[God] gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.