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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, #2), 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."

God gives 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 1:17
    God even gave it to the chief of sinners -1Timothy 1:15.

Wisdom includes 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 analyze.  -Proverbs 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 your heart.
    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.

All life is for learning. But if we compromise high standards achieved, we're set 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 is.

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 have hope."

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 4:29-31), David's 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 the 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; 14:23; 15:7.
    Wisdom includes the ability to project one's present or contemplated course of  action so as to see the future result.
    Projecting oneself mentally into the results of that which is being considered, and/or observed in lives of others, saves many heartaches.
    Wisdom is the ability to shape one's character by decisions before circumstances occur to do it. If we become different, life for us changes, applied knowledge being the key; decisions being the impetus.
    The Bible 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 malice and disrespect that may be thrown at you, and not pass these things beyond you.
    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 continues

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"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." 
... Mahfouz Naguib
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