The Spiritual Gift of Word of Wisdom
The Word of Wisdom is a spiritual gift and supernatural ability to speak a timely word brought forth by the Holy Spirit to bring peace and counsel.
People gifted in the Word of Wisdom carry the grace of God on their lives to impart God’s perspective in the middle of trying situations.
Example from the Scripture:
An example of this spiritual gift is found in Acts 15 when the early Church faced a massive challenge as the council of elders met in Jerusalem to discuss how they were to handle God pouring out his Spirit on gentiles. The Holy Spirit used the apostle James to bring God’s Wisdom and resolve the problem (Acts 15:13-22).
When this gift is present:
When The Word of Wisdom is active in a local church, confusing problems can be solved in a God-glorifying way.
When this gift is absent:
When The Word of Wisdom is absent in a local church, decisions are solely made through human calculations and earthly Wisdom.
In the Life of Jesus:
From the time Jesus was a child, the Scriptures tell us that he was “filled with wisdom.” As he began his ministry, the crowds marveled at his Wisdom (Mark 6:2), and he confounded the Scribes who tried to trap him with his words (Luke 20:39-40).
Do you have the spiritual gift of The Word of Wisdom?
- Do people seek you for Wisdom when they are in trying or difficult situations?
- Do you regularly have a perspective on problems that bring people peace and resolution?
- Does the Holy Spirit lead you to share certain scriptures or stories that help people in their difficult problems?
Practical ways to implement and develop the spiritual gift of the Word of Wisdom:
- Ask your pastor if there is an opportunity to counsel people who need clarity or direction.
- Spend time praying that God would strengthen this gifting.
I hope these definitions and descriptions of each spiritual gift were helpful. If you would like to learn more about spiritual gifts or discover what spiritual gifts you have, take our free spiritual gift test.
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