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A Gift For Everyone

What is the Gift of Wisdom?

Literal meaning  Literal meaning 
To speak appropriate truth at the right time.

Description  Description 
The gift of wisdom is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to know the mind of the Holy Spirit in such a way as to receive insight into how knowledge may best be applied to specific needs arising in the body of Christ.

Bible references  Bible references 
Theory Practice
1 Corinthians 2:6-13 1 Kings 3:16-28
Colossians 4:5,6 Luke 21:15
James 3:13-18 Acts 6:9,10

Distinctives  Distinctives 
People with this gift:
  • focus on the unseen consequences in determining the next steps to take;

  • receive an understanding of what is necessary to meet the needs of the body;

  • provide simple, practical solutions in the midst of conflict and confusion;

  • hear the Spirit provide direction for God’s best in a given situation;

  • apply spiritual truth in specific and practical ways.

Personal traits and behaviors  Personal traits and behaviors 
A person with this gift is usually:
Sensitive Insightful
Practical Prudent
Logical Judicious
Rational Reasonable

Cautions  Cautions 
People with this gift:
  • may be tempted to keep it to themselves because others are not always open to advice;

  • need to avoid having others develop a dependence upon them, which may weaken their faith in God;

  • should be careful about looking down on others who don’t appear to have as much commonsense.

Mobilizing for ministry  Mobilizing for ministry 
People with this gift are needed in the church for:
Church board chairman Counselling
Nominating committee Church elder
Conflict resolution Finance committee

Related gifts  Related gifts 
This gift belongs to the category EDUCATION. You may find useful to get information on other gifts which belong to this same category. These gifts are:
Discernment Knowledge Teaching