GOD GIVES TO ALL
All Bible quotes are from the New International Version, unless otherwise noted.
Some people are taught that God gives special knowledge and/or wisdom only to certain people. Since the Bible is THE instruction book for living and worship, we searched to see what the Bible says regarding God granting wisdom and knowledge.
This is what the Bible says:
Matthew 7:7-8 Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you.
Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding. To Him belongs eternal praise.
Matthew 21:22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
John 14:13-14 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
John 16:23-24 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
These Scriptures clearly tell us that God will grant our requests of faith. Note the Scriptures repeatedly say He will give us all things, whatever we ask, anything. (so long as the prayer has good motivations, James 4:3). He will give to those seeking, regardless of one's social status or background:
1 Samuel 16:7 But the LORD said to Samuel "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
Acts 15:8-9 God, who knows the heart, showed that He accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as He did to us. He made no distinction between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.
1 Corinthians 1:26 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.
Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter began to speak: "I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right.
These Scriptures tell us no person is more entitled to God's blessings than another based on capacity or position when it comes to receiving wisdom or knowledge. We are who our hearts are; that is what He blesses us by. He will endow anyone with wisdom if one simply asks for it -- and He gives in abundance (2 Corinthians 9:10).
Therefore, take heart. If you are a sincere truth seeker, and someone tells you that you aren't going to receive understanding or wisdom from God, tactfully show them the above Scriptures and pray that they will receive understanding in the matter.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. -- Philippians 4:6-7