Wisdom

The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death?
Proverbs 13:14

 


Scriptures

Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:7

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

James 1:5

For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.

Romans 16:19

He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.

Proverbs 13:20

The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.

Psalm 37:30

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.

Psalm 111:10

Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;

Proverbs 2:5-7

Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path. When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you.

Proverbs 2:9-11

For whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights. Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; for her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold.

Proverbs 3:12-14

Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 4:5

Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, and the years of your life will be many. I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths.When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

Proverbs 4:10-12

For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her.

Proverbs 8:11

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.

Proverbs 10:21

To do evil is like sport to a fool, but a man of understanding has wisdom.

Proverbs 10:23

The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out.

Proverbs 10:31

A man will be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.

Proverbs 12:8

By pride comes nothing but strife, but with the well-advised is wisdom.

Proverbs 13:10

The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.

Proverbs 15:33

How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Proverbs 16:16

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will find good.

Proverbs 19:8

Through wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established;

Proverbs 24:3

Whoever loves wisdom makes his father rejoice, but a companion of harlots wastes his wealth.

Proverbs 29:3

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness.

Proverbs 31:26

...that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.

Ephesians 1:17-20

 


Books

Proverbs: Wisdom that Works

Raymond C. Ortlund

How exactly does one become wise? Pastor and teacher Ray Ortlund points out that the wisdom of God does not stand aloof, as if it were unattainable. Instead, he shows that wisdom graciously moves toward us, into our real world where we live and struggle day by day. Wisdom offers us her very best, if only we will listen. After all, “Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice,” and, if wisdom troubles herself to yell, there must be a reason to listen and a means to hear.

Ortlund unpacks the book of Proverbs in twenty-one straightforward sermons, providing a biblical worldview that opens up the higher meaning of money, sex, and power, as well as that of the daily routines of an average life. Most importantly Ortlund shows how the Proverbs point to Jesus and his counsel for the perplexed, his strength for the defeated, his warning to the proud, his mercy for the broken.

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