Matthew 5:14

You are the light of the world. A City on a Hill cannot be hidden. ~Matthew 5:14~

Saturday, October 8, 2011

What is Wisdom?

1 a : accumulated philosophic or scientific learning :   knowledge
   b : ability to discern inner qualities and relationships : insight   c : good sense : judgment   d : generally accepted belief <challenges what has become 
        accepted wisdom among many historians 

 2  : a wise attitude, belief, or course of action

 3  : the teachings of the ancient wise men

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  1.  the quality or state of being wise knowledge of what is true or right coupled with 
 just judgment as to action;sagacity, discernment, or insight.

scholarly knowledge or learning: the wisdom of the schools.

wise  sayings or teachings; precepts.

a wise  act or saying.

initial capital letter Douay Bible Wisdom of Solomon.

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Wikipedia has many more perspectives on wisdom:

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What does the Bible have to say about Wisdom?

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
 And what does the LORD require of you? 
To act justly and to love mercy 
and to walk humbly with your God.
Listen! The LORD is calling to the city—
and to fear your name is wisdom— 
 Micah 6:8-10 

Psalm 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.
Proverbs 2:6
For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:10
For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 9:12
If you are wise, your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.
Proverbs 10:13
Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.

Proverbs 10:23
A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
Proverbs 10:31
From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.

Proverbs 11:2
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 13:10
Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice
Proverbs 14:6
The mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.

Proverbs 14:8
The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 19:8
The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
Proverbs 19:11
A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 23:23
Buy the truth and do not sell it— wisdom, instruction and insight as well
Proverbs 29:15
A rod and a reprimand impart wisdom, but a child left undisciplined disgraces its mother.

Ecclesiastes 2:13
I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.
Ecclesiastes 2:26
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness

Ecclesiastes 7:12
Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this:Wisdom preserves those who have it.
Ecclesiastes 8:1
Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person’s wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.

Isaiah 33:6
He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is the key to this treasure.

 God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit
1 Corinthians 2:6-8
 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.  No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.  None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

1 Corinthians 2:12-14
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.  This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

James 3:13
 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
James 3:17
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

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