The following verse (vs. 6) provides insight into the application of this verse (vs. 5). The next verse advises not to go to war without an effective strategy because a good battle plan can defeat even the strongest army.
The proverb is applicable to us in the same way in our personal lives: godly wisdom prevails over personal power or strength!
Although we may not be fighting in an actual war with another nation, we have many spiritual battlegrounds in our lives: at work, at home, in our community, and in our nation.
Your opposition may have greater strength professionally, socially, politically, or financially than you do. But, when you confront the challenges of life with godly wisdom instead of participating in a clash of personalities to see who has the most influence, prestige, or money to get their own way, you will be victorious.
God is on the side of wisdom!
When spiritual wisdom guides your behavior and actions rather than the force of your own will, you will achieve conquests and win victories for the Kingdom of God.
Godly wisdom rather than your own strength will empower you to accomplish God’s plans and purposes for your life!
“But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness” (James 3:17-18, NLT).