The Spiritual Gift of WISDOM
The gift of word (discourse) of Wisdom (speaking by wisdom or eloquence in biblical wisdom and prudence) is the special grace to DISCOVER and DEVELOP practical PRINCIPLES from God’s Word in order to give relevant COUNSEL for tackling particular common or personal problems, in the way most beneficial to God’s people and most pleasing to God. *(St Paul claimed to preach by this gift in 1Cor 2:4-7, 13-16).*
This is the gift of preaching wise counsels that convincingly apply God’s mind to real life situations as Christ promised in Lk 21:15. (Stephen preached by this gift in Act 6:8-10).
Spiritual Wisdom is the practical application of Spiritual Knowledge for *godly discretion to make the choice* on WHAT IS *RIGHT* TO DO (in order to cooperate with and please God).
The second half of most of St Paul’s epistles are wisdom discourses on Christian living (Eph 4:1-3; 5:1-5).
The book of Proverbs was written through the gifts of word of Knowledge (Pro 19:27; 23:12) and word of Wisdom (Prov 22:17) Also see Pro 1:1-7; 2:2-7; 5:1-2.