Receive my instruction, and not silver, And knowledge rather than choice gold; For wisdom is better than rubies, And all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, And find out knowledge and discretion. The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength. By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, All the judges of the earth. I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me. Riches and honor are with me, Enduring riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, yes, than fine gold, And my revenue than choice silver. I traverse the way of righteousness, In the midst of the paths of justice, That I may cause those who love me to inherit wealth, That I may fill their treasuries.
(Proverbs 8:10-21 NKJV)


The problem should never become the principal thing or controlling factor. The Word of God should be the controlling factor in every area of our lives. It will control or solve any problem or situation. “Get wisdom, forget it not…wisdom (the Word of God) is the principal thing.” It’s the controlling factor given to the believer by God Himself to guarantee your success and victory every time.

If you have a problem or an impossible situation, don’t worry and talk about how bad things are. Pray that you will increase in wisdom. For every problem that exists, wisdom has the answer. “Get wisdom, wisdom is the principal thing.” People often try to get wealth without wisdom, and wisdom really should come before anything else. In the book of Proverbs, it speaks about wisdom saying, “By me kings reign, and princes [rulers] decree justice…I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me…” (Proverbs 8:15-18). Do you need to know what to do? God’s wisdom gives you that and more. It’s the ability to use knowledge.

What problem has been controlling you? Ask God now for His wisdom and He will show you the solution you’ve been looking for.


Dear God, I ask You for Your wisdom for (name the problem or situation that’s been troubling you). I believe I receive the answer now and that Your wisdom is working in my behalf. I will obey what You show me to do. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.