“To the only wise God…” (Jude 1:25 & 1 Tim 1:17), He is the one who makes wise. For example, “The Lord… filled Bezalel with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability and expertise in all kinds of crafts” (Exo 35:31, NLT). He gave “…decrees and regulations… [to ancient Israel and asked them to] obey them completely, and [in doing so, they] …will display… wisdom and intelligence among the surrounding nations ” (Deut 4:1 & 6, NLT). God’s counsel states: “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you…” (Jam 1:5, NLT).
“…Mortals…cannot direct their steps” (Jer 10:23, NRSV), but they think they are in control (Rev 3:17). “…If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see;’ therefore, your sin remains” (John 9:41, NKJV). “Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions” (Pss 119:18, NLT); to “…receive the word, [‘…a light unto my path’(Pss 119:105)], with all readiness of mind, and search the scriptures daily…” (Acts 17:11).