Being teachable is important for Christians. Making ourselves available to Him is vital for growth and the avoidance of evil.
3 By wisdom a house [life] is built, and through understanding it is established; 4 through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
5 A wise man has great power and a man of knowledge increases strength; 6 for waging war you need guidance, and for victory many advisers.
For daily living, we need:
- The wisdom of God;
- The understanding of His will and His ways;
- The knowledge from Scripture and experience.
The experience I’m talking about is that which comes from walking in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25). Our knowledge base increases as we go along (mostly good, sometimes bad; all experiences learning ones). The more we know, the better we understand of God’s will and what He is doing in and with the world. We begin to get a godly perspective, which is what wisdom is:
Wisdom is seeing things from God’s perspective.
The strength talked about in verse 5 is what we gain through wisdom. Our faith is based upon what Jesus reveals to us. He reveals Himself to us in His Word. The more we know, the better we can know Him. But, it’s more than just knowledge. We must ask Him what He means as we read. We must talk with other Christians about what He has revealed to them and what they have learned through the years (experience). We must strive to see from His perspective.
Much of our war is against our own flesh. Satan has influence (fiery darts), but he cannot touch us. The helmet of salvation is basically our knowledge of God’s Plan, His promises according to His Word, and our experience; the breastplate of righteousness is our understanding of what righteousness is and living by it; the other pieces of armor fall under these two categories see (Ephesians 6:10-18).
The wisdom of God is available to us on a personal basis. Consider Him your Personal Trainer in righteousness.
Abba, I need You to teach me righteousness. I want to be an empty vessel that You fill with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. May I stay teachable. Amen.