Everyone wants wisdom. We may not actually wake up every day saying “I sure would like to get some of that wisdom today,” but chances are in whatever pursuits we find ourselves in, if we could increase our knowledge in it, we would choose to.
Who wouldn’t want wisdom in playing the guitar, becoming a pro athlete, saving lives as a doctor, increasing knowledge as a teacher, or even gaining a better understanding as a parent? All of these areas would be great if we could gain more wisdom in them. People even run themselves ragged by straining to increase their knowledge in education by racking up the degrees in order to gain wisdom.
I’m not saying continuing education is a bad thing, but since wisdom seems to mean so much to us (whether we admit it or not), wouldn’t it be “wise” to look and see what the Bible teaches on this?
Here is Scripture on Wisdom:
Proverbs 9:10 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Proverbs 2:6 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
James 3:17 – But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
1 Corinthians 1:22-24 – For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
Job 12:12-13 – Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days. “With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.
Proverbs 28:26 – Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
Proverbs 4:5 – Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
Psalm 104:24 – O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
Romans 11:33 – Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
Ecclesiastes 7:19 – Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers who are in a city.
Ephesians 5:15-16 – Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.
The book of Proverbs is a great source of wisdom in the Bible. Consider reading through all 31 chapters within a month. If today is the 15th of the month, start on chapter 15 and move on one chapter, per day for an entire month.
Feel free to add any additional Scripture you want to this topic by commenting below.