Perhaps the title is a little too presumptive, but the essence of making good decisions based on current information is not just about good strategy – but a deeply spiritual affair where the elusiveness in wisdom is inversely proportional to how reconciled we are to God:
James 1:5-7 HCSB
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
The Bible is clear that Wisdom is not an a product of experience and tact, but rather a much deeper commitment to what God desires in our hearts:
Proverbs 9:10 HCSB
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
First – what is wisdom? The world would have you believe that it is a mix of experience and a series of bad to good (great) decisions that would elevate one to an advisory position based on the prosperity and probity they exhibit in their lives.
I’m sure we all have our perceptions – technical or otherwise of what wisdom should be – but I choose to look at it this way – it is a gift from God – granted via knowledge of whom He is, received in faith, and lived out in humility and reverence.
We should all be wisdom seekers – the one who made us offers it for free – and it promises lots of benefits in this life – and the one to come.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 NIV
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
Lets keep walking.