Wisdom: Perfection of Faith



Wisdom makes the soul responsive to the Holy Spirit in the contemplation of God to use His ideas to judge His creation.  Wisdom effects harmony and filial fear of God, and makes our standards conform to God’s. We should desire wisdom to serve the Mystic Body of Christ, as the Holy Spirit pleases.

“We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the things freely given us by God. And we speak about them not with words taught by human wisdom, but with words taught by the Spirit, describing spiritual realities in spiritual terms.” (1 Corinthians 2:12-13)

Sanctifying Wisdom is one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit available to all Christians in the state of Grace. The gift is imparted through the sacraments, particularly Confirmation. Through Wisdom we face life’s problems and treat our neighbors with charity and patience. We cannot acquire the gift through study or experience because wisdom is the application of divine Knowledge.

A word of Wisdom may entail a prophetic future, God’s means to accomplish it, and divine direction to use Knowledge effectively.  We can receive Wisdom from the Holy Spirit through prayer.

“Therefore, I, too, hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus and of your love for all the holy ones, do not cease giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him.” (Ephesians 1:15-17)

The article Development of Charismatic Wisdom shows the escalation of Sanctifying Wisdom for salvation, to Charismatic Wisdom to serve the Mystic Body of Christ, and the article Saul’s Sight Recovery illustrates the charismatic interaction between Knowledge and Wisdom. The Holy Spirit grants us Wisdom, as He wills, to accomplish His supernatural plans and purposes.


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1 Response to Wisdom: Perfection of Faith

  1. The wisdom of God, the salt that,He gives, leads us to the truth that he is Lord of Lords, King of Kings and that everything worthwhile in life its meaning in relationship to him. The truth of Jesus Christ is the wisdom longed for by so many in the world

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