[PC-USA] 1999-08-15 - Passages about Wisdom

It's valuable, it's free, it helps us to live a truly joyful life, and we can get it from the ultimate Source, God. Please note: To read an excellent devotional "Wisdom vs. Knowledge," you can go to our website and see the 04-24-96 devotional of David (david@masseyre.com). The specific URL for that devotional is:


God's Wisdom

1 Cor 1:22-25 (NNAS) For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

James 3:17 (NNAS) But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

Prov 3:19 (NNAS) The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.

Rev 5:11-12 (NNAS) Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."

The Value of Wisdom

Job 28:18 (NNAS ) Coral and crystal are not to be mentioned; And the acquisition of wisdom is above that of pearls.

Prov 8:10-11 (NNAS) Take my instruction and not silver, And knowledge rather than choicest gold. For wisdom is better than jewels; And all desirable things cannot compare with her.

Col 2:1-3 (NNAS) For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face, that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ Himself, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

How We Can Acquire Wisdom

Prov 1:7 (NNAS) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.

James 1:5 (NNAS) But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Prov 2:2-6 (NNAS) Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Prov 13:10 (NNAS) Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.