but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, the Messiah is God's power and God's wisdom.
Meanwhile, the child continued to grow and to become strong. He was filled with wisdom, and God's favor rested upon him.
He went to his hometown and began teaching the people in their synagogue in such a way that they were amazed and asked, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these miracles?
The Spirit of the LORD will rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and power, the Spirit of knowledge and fear of the LORD.
In him are stored all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
"Where can wisdom be found? Where is understanding's home? Mankind doesn't appreciate their value; and you won't find it anywhere on earth. The deepest ocean says, "It's not within me.' and the sea says, "You'll never find it with me.' read more.
You can't buy it with gold, and its value cannot be calculated in silver. It cannot be compared to gold from Ophir, with precious onyx, or with sapphire. It cannot be compared to gold and fine glass crystal, nor can it be exchanged for gold-plated weaponry. Don't even bother to mention coral and crystal wisdom is more valuable than a bag of rubies. It can neither be compared with the topaz of Ethiopia nor valued in comparison to pure gold." "From where, then, does wisdom originate? Where does understanding live? It has been concealed from the sight of every living creature and hidden even from the birds in the skies. Abaddon and death said, "We did hear a rumor about it.' God understands how to get there; he knows where they live. For he looks as far as the ends of the earth and sees everything under the sky. "He imparted weight to the wind; he regulated water by his measurement. He set in place ordinances for the rain; and determined the pathway for thunder that accompanies lightning. Then he looked at wisdom, and fixed it in place; he established it, and also examined it. He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"
How joyful is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding, because her profit is better than the profit of silver, and her yield than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire compares with her. read more.
Long life is in her right hand, and in her left are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peaceful. She is a tree of life for those who embrace her, and whoever clutches her tightly will be joyful. By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, and by understanding he set the heavens in place. By his knowledge the depths broke open, and the clouds drip with dew. My son, do not let wisdom leave your sight. Carefully observe sound judgment and discernment, and they will be life to you and a graceful ornament for your neck. Then you will travel safely on your way, and your foot will not stumble. When you sit down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be pleasant.
Listen, children, to your father's instruction, and pay attention in order to gain understanding. I give you sound teaching, so do not abandon my instruction. When I was a son to my father, not yet strong and an only son to my mother, read more.
he taught me and told me, "Let your heart fully embrace what I have to say; keep my commandments and live! Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget or turn aside from the words of my mouth! Do not abandon her, and she will protect you. Love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is of utmost importance, therefore get wisdom, and with all your effort work to acquire understanding. Prize her and she will exalt you. Indeed, if you embrace her, she will honor you. She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will present to you a crown of beauty." Listen, my son: accept my words, and you'll live a long, long time. I have directed you in the way of wisdom, and I have led you along straight paths. When you walk, your step will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble. Hold on to instruction, do not let it go! Guard wisdom, because she is your life!
When he has driven out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they recognize his voice.
My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me.
I have other sheep that don't belong to this fold. I must lead these also, and they'll listen to my voice. So there will be one flock and one shepherd.
Look! I am standing at the door and knocking. If anyone listens to my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he will eat with me.
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his feet were like glowing bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of raging waters.
Pilate asked him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. I was born for this, and I came into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is committed to the truth listens to my voice."
As Saul traveled along and was approaching Damascus, a light from heaven suddenly flashed around him. He dropped to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul! Why are you persecuting me?"
It is the bridegroom who gets the bride, yet the bridegroom's friend, who merely stands by and listens for him, is overjoyed to hear the bridegroom's voice. That's why this joy of mine is now complete.