The Spiritual Gift of Wisdom


Literal Meaning: To apply truth practically

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 given knowledge may best be applied to specific needs arising in the Body of Christ.


  • 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 of Christ
  • Provide divinely given 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


 Sensible Could fail to share the wisdom that God
 Insightful has given them
 Practical Need to avoid having others develop a dependence
 Wise upon them, which may weaken their faith in God
 Fair Need to be patient with others who do not have this gift
 Common sense  
For more personal study see:

References: Acts 6:3, 10; I Corinthians 12:8; James 1:5,6; II Peter 3:15

For more about spiritual gifts see these posts:

Spiritual Gifts from the Holy Spirit

Let Your Spiritual Gifts S–T–R–E–T–C–H You

Gifts + Passion = Ministry


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