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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8367 wisdom, importance of human
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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