Spirit of Wisdom

There are several men mentioned in the Old Testament to whom God gave His Spirit so that they would have special wisdom. One of those men, Joseph, is mentioned in our Bible Reading today. Another man was Daniel (Daniel 4:8-9,18 and 5:11,14). God also gave wisdom through His Spirit to Joshua (Numbers 27:18, Deuteronomy 34:9). And God also filled Bezalel and other men with His Spirit so they would have wisdom to make the tabernacle and all the things to go inside it (Exodus 28:3; 31:1-11; 35:30-35).
In Old Testament times, God put His Spirit in men. God wanted these men to have special wisdom to lead His people or to do special things. Today, the Spirit gives us wisdom to understand God’s Word and to live in a way that pleases God (John 16:12-15).
True wisdom comes from God (Proverbs 2:6; James 1:5). One way God chooses to give us wisdom is through His Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8).