“One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty and pull down the stronghold in which they trust” (Proverbs 21:22, NIV). With wisdom I face someone with great power, and take down the stronghold, the false belief, or the lie in which he has placed his trust.
“The wise conquer the city of the strong and level the fortress in which they trust” (Proverbs 21:22, NLT). Wisdom reveals the weakness in the fortress (stronghold), and destroys any trust that has been placed in it.
“One sage (wise person) entered a whole city of armed soldiers—their trusted defenses fell to pieces” (Proverbs 21:22, MSG). Wisdom reveals the false belief, stronghold,or lie on which someone has built his life. It reveals the weakness of that trusted defense and brings down the lie.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5, NIV). With God's wisdom you know the weakness in an enemy that comes against you. With His wisdom you understand just how to use that weakness to defeat your enemy. With His wisdom you have the ability to understand the reason for a trial or problem that has come into your life. With His wisdom you understand what you can do to change some of the circumstances and trust Him to take care of the rest. With His wisdom you know what you need to change about yourself. With His wisdom you have the potential to recognize lies in which you or others have placed trust. With His wisdom you can carefully address those lies and impart hope. With God's wisdom the control of what has defeated me is broken, and I am free.
“Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold” (Proverbs 3:13-14, NIV).
Lord, help me to seek your wisdom to defeat lies in my own life and to help bring down the lies in which someone else has placed their trust. Help me to see potential when someone cannot see it in their own life. Help me to impart new vision. Help me to face whatever enemy comes against me wisely and carefully. Help me to know the one weakness that can change everything....and bring your strength to conquer.