Wisdom involves experience, knowledge and good judgment. From a practical point of view, wisdom is the proper application of knowledge.
Biblically, one of the most notable illustrations of wise leadership is found in the Old Testament in King Solomon. The request of Solomon was an understanding heart to rule God’s people, and the result ushered in a king unlike any before or after him in Israel’s history. This does not mean that Solomon was without faults, but God did grant his request.
The challenge for leaders today is seeking the right source of wisdom. Scripture is clear and the application is significant.
Leaders who seek wisdom should ask God for it. When dealing with the trials of life, God is willing to give wisdom to those who ask in faith.
The qualities of God’s wisdom must be known and practiced: pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.
Wisdom can be learned by experience and from others. Using both allows leaders to base their leadership on the guidance provided by God.