Wisdom Quotes and Scriptures
What is wisdom?
Wisdom is: The right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of laudable ends, and of the best means to accomplish them and in scripture theology, wisdom is true religion; godliness; piety; the knowledge and fear of God, and sincere and uniform obedience to his commands. (from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary at: http://webstersdictionary1828.com/)
The book of Proverbs is all about getting wisdom. It is clear that it is a good thing to attain, even worthy of effort to seek it out.
Quotes on Wisdom:
Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it. J. I. Packer
“Wise” speaks not of one who merely knows some fact, but of one who is skilled in the art of godly living. He submits to Scripture and knows how to apply it to his circumstances. John MacArthur
Wisdom is knowledge applied. Head knowledge is useless on the battlefield. Knowledge stamped on the heart makes one wise. Beth Moore
Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God’s holiness and sovereignty. acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours. J.I. Packer
Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. Charles Spurgeon
Bible Verses on Wisdom:
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. James 1:5
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom…Psalms 111:10
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! Prov. 16:16
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Prov. 4:7
For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. Prov. 8:11
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