Reference: Wise, Wisdom
a moral rather than an intellectual quality. To be "foolish" is to be godless (Ps 14:1; comp. Jg 19:23; 2Sa 13:13). True wisdom is a gift from God to those who ask it (Job 28:12-28; Pr 3:13-18; Ro 1:22; 16:27; 1Co 1:17-21; 2:6-8; Jas 1:5). "Wisdom" in Pr 1:20; 8:1; 9:1-5 may be regarded not as a mere personification of the attribute of wisdom, but as a divine person, "Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God" (1Co 1:24). In Mt 11:19 it is the personified principle of wisdom that is meant.
The man who owned the house went outside and said to them, "No, my brothers! Don't do this wicked thing! After all, this man is a guest in my house. Don't do such a disgraceful thing!
"But wisdom -- where can it be found? Where is the place of understanding? Mankind does not know its place; it cannot be found in the land of the living. read more. The deep says, 'It is not with me.' And the sea says, 'It is not with me.' Fine gold cannot be given in exchange for it, nor can its price be weighed out in silver. It cannot be measured out for purchase with the gold of Ophir, with precious onyx or sapphires. Neither gold nor crystal can be compared with it, nor can a vase of gold match its worth. Of coral and jasper no mention will be made; the price of wisdom is more than pearls. The topaz of Cush cannot be compared with it; it cannot be purchased with pure gold. "But wisdom -- where does it come from? Where is the place of understanding? For it has been hidden from the eyes of every living creature, and from the birds of the sky it has been concealed. Destruction and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a rumor about where it can be found.' God understands the way to it, and he alone knows its place. For he looks to the ends of the earth and observes everything under the heavens. When he made the force of the wind and measured the waters with a gauge. When he imposed a limit for the rain, and a path for the thunderstorm, then he looked at wisdom and assessed its value; he established it and examined it closely. And he said to mankind, 'The fear of the Lord -- that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"
For the music director; by David. Fools say to themselves, "There is no God." They sin and commit evil deeds; none of them does what is right.
Wisdom calls out in the street, she shouts loudly in the plazas;
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who obtains understanding. For her benefit is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than gold. read more. She is more precious than rubies, and none of the things you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are very pleasant, and all her paths are peaceful. She is like a tree of life to those who obtain her, and everyone who grasps hold of her will be blessed.
Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice?
Wisdom has built her house; she has carved out its seven pillars. She has prepared her meat, she has mixed her wine; she also has arranged her table. read more. She has sent out her female servants; she calls out on the highest places of the city. "Whoever is naive, let him turn in here," she says to those who lack understanding. "Come, eat some of my food, and drink some of the wine I have mixed.
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Look at him, a glutton and a drunk, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' But wisdom is vindicated by her deeds."
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools
to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be glory forever! Amen.
But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.
He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him. He is the head of the body, the church, as well as the beginning, the firstborn from among the dead, so that he himself may become first in all things. read more. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross -- through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven. And you were at one time strangers and enemies in your minds as expressed through your evil deeds,
Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and firm in your faith just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. read more. Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through an empty, deceitful philosophy that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him.