8367 wisdom, importance of human

8367 wisdom, importance of human

True wisdom may bring material reward but its value far exceeds earthly riches. To those who receive it, it opens a path to life and security and equips for leadership and right conduct.

The supreme value of true wisdom

It is priceless Pr 4:7 See also Pr 3:13; Pr 8:10-11

It leads to life Pr 15:24 See also Pr 11:30; Pr 13:14; Pr 16:22; Pr 24:14; Da 12:3

It brings prosperity Pr 8:18 The benefits of wisdom may include material prosperity, but more important is the moral and spiritual prosperity which it brings. See also Pr 3:1-2; Pr 19:8,8; Pr 21:20-21; Pr 24:3; Jer 10:21

It gives security Pr 4:6 See also Pr 1:33; Pr 2:6-11; Pr 14:3; Pr 28:26; Ecc 8:5

The application of wisdom

It touches the whole person 1Ki 3:12 In Hebrew, the “heart” represents the centre of human personality. See also Job 38:36; Ps 51:6; Pr 2:2; Pr 16:23; Pr 22:17

It results in right action Col 4:5; Jas 3:13 See also Ps 119:34; Pr 1:3; Pr 4:11; Pr 15:21; Pr 23:19; Jer 4:22; Hos 14:9; Ro 16:19; Eph 5:15; Col 1:9-10; Jas 3:14-17

It results in watchfulness Mt 25:1-10 See also Pr 14:8; Pr 22:3 pp Pr 27:12

Wisdom is necessary for leaders

Wisdom to govern Pr 8:15-16; Ac 6:3 See also Dt 1:13; 1Ki 5:7; 1Ch 22:12; Ps 2:10; Ps 105:22; Pr 28:2; Ecc 1:16; Isa 56:11; Jer 3:15

Wisdom to administer justice 1Ki 3:28 See also 1Ki 3:9 pp 2Ch 1:10; Ps 37:30; Pr 20:26; Pr 24:23; Mt 24:45 pp Lk 12:42; 1Co 6:5

The teaching of wisdom

The wise give instruction Ecc 12:9 See also Ps 37:30; Ps 49:3; Pr 1:20-21; Pr 5:1; Pr 8:1; Pr 16:21; Pr 31:26; Da 11:33; 1Co 2:6-7; Col 1:28; Col 3:16

The wise listen to instruction Pr 1:5; Pr 15:31 See also Pr 4:1; Pr 9:9; Pr 10:8; Pr 13:20; Pr 15:12; Pr 19:20

Examples of those endowed with wisdom

Ac 7:10 Joseph; Dt 1:15 the elders of Israel; Dt 34:9 Joshua David: 2Sa 14:20; Ps 78:72 Solomon: 1Ki 3:16-28; 1Ki 4:29-34; 1Ki 10:4-8 pp 2Ch 9:3-7; 1Ch 22:12-13; Mt 12:42 pp Lk 11:31
Ezr 7:25 Ezra; Isa 11:2 the Messiah; Da 1:17 Daniel and his three friends Daniel: Da 2:19-23,27-28; Da 5:11-12
2Pe 3:15 Paul

See also

5035mind
5725old age
5852experience
5903maturity, physical
7733leaders
7793teachers
8226discernment
8305meekness
8463priority of faith, hope & love
8492watchfulness, leaders
8701affluence
8808riches

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