What is wisdom?
Job 28:28 The fear of the Lord is wisdom and to turn from evil, that is understanding.
Conversely: Psalm 53:1 Only a fool says; there is no God.
Where can wisdom be found?
Job 28:20-23 Where, then, does wisdom come from? God alone understands the way to it; He alone knows its source.
Micah 6:8 The Lord has told you mortals what is good and what it is that the Lord requires of you; only to act justly, to love loyalty, to walk humbly with your God.
Deuteronomy 4:6 Observe My laws ….show your wisdom to the nations.
Who gets wisdom?
Daniel 2:21 God gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have discernment.
1 Corinthians 1:21 As God in His wisdom ordained, the world failed to find Him by its wisdom, and He chose the folly of the Gospel to save those who have faith. V23 The Gospel proclaims Christ crucified and resurrected; this offends the Jews and is foolishness to the Gentiles, yet to those who are called, Christ is the power and wisdom of God.
Matthew 11:25 ..these things are hidden from the learned and wise and revealed to the uneducated.
James 1:5-6 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God and it will be given you.
But whoever asks must ask in faith, with no doubts in their mind.
Proof of wisdom.
James 3:13 Which of you is wise or learned? … practical proof is by your right conduct.
The wisdom from God is pure, peace loving, considerate and open minded. Sincere, compassionate and deeds of kindness are its fruit.
Matthew 11:19 Gods wisdom is proved right by its results.
Hosea 4:6 My People rejected knowledge and wisdom, so will I, your God forsake you.
Jeremiah 4:22 My people are fools, they have no understanding.
Isaiah 29:9-24 If you confuse yourself, the Lord will pour on you a spirit of deep stupor.
The prophetic vision is like the words in a sealed book.
Because this people worship Me with empty words.. their religion is but a human precept, learnt by rote…. the wisdom of the wise shall vanish.
In a very short time…..the evil doers will be cut down.
Therefore…. this is no time for My People to be shamed…when they see what I have done in their midst….they will regard Israel’s God with awe; the confused will gain understanding and the obstinate will accept instruction.
Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise- consider the latter end!
Results of gaining wisdom and righteousness
Proverbs 3:13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom… more profitable that gold.
Righteousness and faith in Jesus will gain you eternal life, but to gain rewards-crowns- we must live wisely and bear fruit. The righteous must also seek wisdom, as the Bible says “Apply our hearts to wisdom to avoid all these things”, that is: the punishment of unbelievers.
Free will is God’s plan for mankind. We choose our own path in this life. God is testing us.
God tells us to watch, pray and be wise. This must make a significant difference in the results we experience, or free will is a sham. Luke 21:36 We will stand before the Son of Man in judgement.