James 1:5 – “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.”
God grants wisdom to anyone who asks in prayer. King Solomon asked for wisdom to rule the Israelites (1 Kings 3:5) and God granted him exceeding wisdom and largeness of heart as the sand of the seashore (1 Kings 3:29-30). King Solomon was wiser than the wisest men in his kingdom. Many kings and people from different places came to hear of Solomon’s wisdom (1 Kings 3:34), including Queen of Sheba (1 Kings 10:4). God grants wisdom liberally to all those who earnestly ask for it more than anything else.
Daniel along with Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah (Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego) were taken captive to Babylon under the rule of King Nebuchadnezzar. God granted these young boys the knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom (Daniel 1:17). Daniel had the gift of interpreting dreams. God granted Daniel the wisdom to interpret dreams when he pleaded to God (Daniel 2:18). As Daniel was able to interpret the dream to king Nebuchadnezzar, he was made ruler over the whole province of Babylon and the chief of the governors over all the men of Babylon (Daniel 2:48).
On a daily basis, parents need to ask God for the wisdom to lead their children to follow God and obey His commandments. Pastors need to get wisdom from God to shepherd a congregation to walk with Christ and not go astray. Wisdom is needed for a marriage life to prosper and a business to be successful. Without wisdom, it is not possible to have a blessed life. Wisdom is far more precious than rubies and nothing can be compared to it (Proverbs 8:11). Therefore let us always ask God to grant us the wisdom and understanding prior to doing anything.