The Value of
Why are we told to get
Wisdom is supreme;
therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you
have, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7.
Note Wisdom implies
the ability to judge soundly and deal
sagaciously. It is knowledge, with the capacity
to make due use of it. One may have abundance of
knowledge and at the same time possess little
Of how much value is
She is more precious
than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with
The Source of Wisdom
Who gives wisdom?
For the Lord gives
wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge
How may it be obtained?
If any of you lacks
wisdom, he should ask God, who gives
generously to all without finding fault, and
it will be given to him. James 1:5.
When Solomon became king, what
did he ask the Lord to give him?
Give me wisdom and
knowledge, that I may lead this people, for
who is able to govern this great people of yours?
2 Chronicles 1:10.
How did the Lord regard this
And the Lord was
pleased that Solomon had asked for this.
1 Kings 3:10.
How was Solomons prayer
So God said to him,
Since you have asked for this and not for a
long life or wealth for yourself, nor asked for
the death of your enemies but for discernment in
administering justice, I will do what you have
asked. I will give you a wise a discerning heart,
so that there will never have been anyone like
you, nor will there ever be. Moreover, I will
give you what you have not asked for both
riches and honor so that in your lifetime
you will have no equal among kings.
What is the beginning of
The fear of the
Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who
follow his precepts have good understanding. To
him belongs eternal praise. Psalm 111:10.
By what means was the psalmist
made wiser than his enemies?
Your commands make
me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever
Why did his understanding
excel that of his teachers?
I have more insight
than all my teachers, for I meditate on your
statutes. Verse 99.
The Effects of Wisdom
What blessings follow the
acquisition of wisdom?
Esteem her, and she
will exalt you; embrace her, and she will
honor you. She will set a garland of grace
on your head and present you with a crown of
What effect does wisdom have
upon the countenance?
Who is like the wise
man? Who knows the explanation of things? Wisdom
brightens a mans face and changes its
hard appearance. Ecclesiastes 8:1.
Are great men always wise?
It is not only the
old who are wise, not only the aged who
understand what is right.
Two Kinds of Wisdom
In what did Christ say
the children of this world excel the children of
commended the dishonest manager because he had
acted shrewdly. For the people of this
world are more shrewd in dealing with
their own kind than are the people of the light.
In what did the apostle
say he would have us wise, and in what sample?
Everyone has heard
about your obedience, so I am full of joy over
you; but I want you to be wise about what is
good, and innocent about what is evil.
How many kinds of wisdom
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 speak of
Gods secret wisdom that has been hidden and
that God destined for our glory before time
began. 1 Corinthians 2:6,7.
How does God regard
For the wisdom of this
world is foolishness in Gods sight.
As it is written: He catches the wise in
their craftiness. 1 Corinthians 3:19.
What is the character of that
wisdom which comes from God?
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.
What wisdom are the Scriptures
able to give?
And how from infancy
you have known the holy Scriptures, which are
able to make you wise for salvation through
faith in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 3:15.
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