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Bible Topics: Wisdom

Definition: The God-given ability to judge or discern correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding; learning and experience acquired over a period of time; ability to see beneath the surface of things.

1. Wisdom is an invaluable gift of God.

2. Wisdom is one of the most important virtues in life.

3. Wisdom -- or the lack of it -- can make the difference between success and failure, victory and defeat.

4. Wisdom begins with a fear (reverence, respect) of the Lord.

5. Wisdom is the ability to see matters as the Lord sees them, in order to judge them correctly.

6. Wisdom is to rightly apply and then follow the Word of God. It is built upon a knowledge and understanding of God's Word.

7. We behave wisely when we prayerfully look to the Lord for guidance.

8. Wisdom is also gained through godly counsel, correction and instruction.

9. Personal experience also teaches wisdom.

10. Wisdom is a gift of the Spirit, which we can receive by petitioning God.

11. Though wisdom is a gift of God, we must earnestly seek it and apply ourselves to receive it.

12. The Lord gives His wisdom to those who do not trust in their own.

13. The wisdom of this world is not the wisdom of God.

14. Wisdom and obedience to God go hand in hand.

15. The common sense that the Lord gives about practical matters is also a part of His gift of wisdom.

16. It's wise to be prayerful and cautious.

17. In conversation, the wise are sometimes silent, never hasty, always prayerful.

18. When we are guided by the Lord's wisdom, the results are always good.

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