Proverbs 4:7-8 “Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you”
When we think about promotion in life, or in your career, many times what comes to mind primarily is outstanding achievements, dedicated service and the likes. While all those are important and necessary, Scripture points out that the principal (foremost) ingredient to promotion is wisdom.
Wisdom is the application of knowledge to produce relevant solutions. It is expected that as we go through life we acquire information, and increase our knowledge base. But to be filled with knowledge without the ability to deliver relevant solutions is worth nothing. It takes wisdom by the Spirit of God to effectively make use of the knowledge acquired.
When God was training the nation of Israel, He gave laws and statutes, and He declared to them that His words were His wisdom (Deut.4:5-6). Taking a cue from that, as we receive the words of God from Scripture and keep them in our hearts, it makes you wise. God’s words are spiritual in nature, and as you meditate on it your inner eyes begin to be enlightened with wisdom. Not only that you will, then be inspired to make certain decisions based on the word of God that will manifest the wisdom therein.
Start now, put first things first, make God’s word priority in your life, and as you embrace the wisdom of God, you will have outstanding results that will set you apart from others, and will in turn qualify you for promotion.
Scriptures to Meditate: 2 Tim. 3:15, Deut.4:5-6, Josh. 1:8, Jam.1:5