James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth (He won’t taunt or rail at) not and it will be given him.

God has readily made His wisdom available to us in many ways. Wisdom is the ability to use the knowledge of God appropriately and perfectly suited to a situation: to accomplish a goal, solve a problem, or make a decision. God’s exceeding abundant grace has made it ours for the asking. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth (He won’t taunt or rail at) not and it will be given him.” The wisdom we ask for will come to us as:

1. INSTRUCTION Pr. 8:10, 11, 33 – It will instruct us to do something now to avoid future trouble; a warning; a restraint.

2. INSIGHT James 1:5; Eph. 1:8 – Gives us understanding of the true nature of things; a big picture of what’s going on.

3. CORRECTION Pr. 1:20-23; 15:32, 33; 6:23 – It will call for a change; or give reproof.

4. DIRECTION Pr. 8:6, 20– It leads us in the right way, road, or path.

5. IDEAS Pr. 8:12– It can give us witty inventions; imaginative and creative thoughts that solve a problem or create a solution.

These are ways we can recognize it when it comes.


Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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