Wisdom is learning to think like God. Wisdom is mentally processing information and events, and arriving at a conclusion that is accurate and true, the same conclusion that God arrives at. Those who are truly wise change things, and make them better, those who are truly wise change people and make them better.
The greatest barrier to growing in wisdom is pride, thinking we already know it all. In a world where information about anything is available in a few seconds from a “smart phone” it is so easy to think we are wise, but instead be fools who make poor choice after poor choice and mess up their own lives and the lives of those around them.
A collection of Proverbs from the Bible on Wisdom:
A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, But a wise man is he who listens to counsel. Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; then wisdom will enter your heart. Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; Love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding. Prize her, and she will exalt you; She will honor you if you embrace her. Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course. For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you, To deliver you from the way of evil. How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding. For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold. She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.