We’ll close out the week by looking at what some other Bible passages say about wisdom.
Pro 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Rom 1:21-22 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. (22) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,ring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. (20) Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (21) For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Rom 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
Rom 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
Pro 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Col 2:2-3 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; (3) In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Psa 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Psa 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Eph 5:15-16 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, (16) Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Wisdom: A Balanced Biblical Perspective
From today’s reading, we can see the value of wisdom. It is more precious than rubies. The problem isn’t that wisdom is bad. Some people, though, think they are wise, when they are not. If your ‘wisdom’ causes you to deny or desert God, it’s not real wisdom.
In fact, God is the only being who is perfectly and completely wise. We must not rely on our own human understanding and wisdom. Since His ways are past finding out, we must fear God and recognize Him as the ultimate source of wisdom if we want to be wise.
How does God impart His wisdom to us? Though His Word – the Bible. It makes the simple wise. God wants us to be wise so we can put our lives to good use in His service.
What About You?
- Is your ‘wisdom’ moving you closer to God, or further away?
- Are you leaning on your own wisdom, or the wisdom God gives?
- Are you studying God’s Word regularly so you can gain God’s wisdom?