The gift of Wisdom will allow you to have a special understanding of situations that arise in people’s lives. You will be able to offer counsel and advice. As you do this, the body of Christ will become healthier and grow.

Scriptural References: 1 Corinthians 12:28, Acts 6:3-10, 1 Corinthians 2:6-16

 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.

A person with this gift is usually:

  • Sensitive
  • Insightful
  • Logical
  • Judicious
  • Practical
  • Prudent
  • Rational
  • Reasonable

Examples of Ministry Opportunities:

Congregation Council, long-range planning, Mutual Ministry Team, any committees, small group host

This gift belongs to the category EDUCATION. You may find it useful to get information on other gifts in this category: Knowledge, Teaching.

Cautions for people with this gift: failing to share the wisdom that God has given them; being patient with others who do not have this gift.