What is wisdom?
Get wisdom! It's one of the most valuable assets anyone
could possibly possess -Proverbs
4:5-10 "Get wisdom, get understanding. Forget it not; neither decline
from the words of my mouth .
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee. Love her, and she shall keep
thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom; and with all
thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee. She
shall bring thee to honour.(but
the lack of it – negativity; example #1,
when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of
grace. A crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Hear, O my son, and
receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many."
wisdom to anyone,-if-they
ask Him for it -James
1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to
all men liberally, and upbraideth.(scold,
reprove; an example of upbraiding:
you work in a job; you lack something that you see you now need to become
better or to do the job better, something that perhaps you should have
been aware of before; but you hesitate to ask your boss, because if you
did, he would see you have been doing something inadequately and may upbraid
you for it).not;
and it shall be given him." Ephesians
God even gave
it to the chief of sinners -1Timothy
the ability to have vision, that is, to project one's present or contemplated
course of action so as to see the future result; a result that you can
29:18 "Where there is no vision, the people perish-(why?).
But he that keepeth the law-(of
love; a law, because it works properly if you it correctly –out of a heart
of sincere concern), happy is
he."; Proverbs 19:16.
Wisdom comes as
a result of accepting Jesus into
From here one sees the hidden path
-Job 28:7,28. From here one can cope
with the vicissitudes of life
that daily accost us.
life is for learning. But if we compromise high standards achieved, we're
up for more lessons. The demons' jobs involve
taking you backward, and they do this by getting you to take one step at
a time in that direction. If there's a hint in your mind not to do something,
do not do it. Example: it may seem like it would be exciting and new to
try 'fringy' things out with this new crowd you met, but your not sure
if you should. But,
you think all seems ok at this point. So you
try. And one negative thing happens that causes you to pause mentally,
but you carry on. Later you think that overall it was ok, and next time
the opportunity comes, you go again. And so it goes. The 'warnings'
are bypassed. And on it continues, till you're too far in and disaster
is necessary to wake you up.
But perhaps even that doesn't work. You then get 'hardened', resentful
and bitter. You're on the way the demons planned for you to go. All life
is for learning. The best way to learn is from history, the experiences
of others, who have already paid the price in heartache. Wisdom is not
having you repeat their errors.
There are two keys to wisdom. One is here, and the other
The books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes were written by
the wisest man who ever lived. He was given a special gift of wisdom from
God – for us, so that we could learn
also to become wise -Romans
15:4 "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for
our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might
Note especially the
verses in the books of Proverbs,
probably the greatest psychology book ever written, and Ecclesiastes,
both written by the wisest man who ever lived up to his time, Solomon.(1Kings
son. Every page of these books contain great gems of wisdom, not
just the scriptures with the word 'wisdom' in them that occur there;
such as this allegory on wisdom in
eighth chapter of Proverbs.
Wisdom involves living in such a way as to not cause pain
to others .
It's important to be wise -Psalms
39:4 "Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what
it is; that I may know how frail I am." Proverbs
2:11; 10:21; 12:8,23;
Wisdom includes the ability to project
one's present or contemplated course of action so as to see the future
oneself mentally into the results of that which is being considered, and/or
in lives of others, saves many heartaches.
the ability to shape one's character by decisions
circumstances occur to do it. If we become different, life for us changes,
applied knowledge being the key; decisions
being the impetus.
says wisdom comes from God (Ephesians
1:17; Colossians 1:3) and that
He gives it liberally to any and all who ask for it -James
1:5. As it says in Ephesians 1:18
– then your understanding will be enlightened, when you have light in your
life, and you can then see easier where to go, and you'll fathom insights
that were hitherto unfamiliar to you, verses 18,19.
The wisdom that comes from God brings
to mind considerations revolving around the projections that may not normally
come into one's mind.
There are 222 verses in the Bible
with the word wisdom in them. Look them up with the Blue
Online Bible or download
your own Bible program.
Wisdom involves that particular personality
quality one decides to have which will keep him from getting into situations
where he would need to use it.
Wisdom involves having such an overview
of circumstances that you have determination to stop the negative movement
within the circle of life. That is, having a big enough picture of life
to take those things considered disgusting or unacceptable; to take the
and disrespect that may be thrown at you, and not pass these things beyond
Talk to others about things -Proverbs
11:14. With some you'll have to dig their wisdom out -Proverbs
20:5. Older people and those who care are often those from which the
best advice comes, but it's amazing how much wisdom can come from even
an eight year old who is sincere.....answer