Prayer For Those That Are Seeking Godly Wisdom
#2.2 ASK GOD FOR WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING, IN JESUS NAME, IN FAITH
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This bible study gives scriptures to show that we should ask God for wisdom and understanding in faith, in order to get them.
MATTHEW 7:7-8 (Jesus)
7 Ask1, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
8 For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened.
JOHN 14:13-14 (Jesus)
13 And whatever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.
EPHESIANS 1:17 (Paul)
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.JAMES 1:5-7
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask2 of God who gives to all men liberally, and does not reproach; and it shall be given him.
6 But let him ask2 in faith, nothing doubting: For he who doubts is a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
7 For do not let that man think that he shall receive anything from the Lord.
Note: The word translated ask1 (Gr. αἰτεῖτε, Gtr. aiteite) (Matthew 7:7) is the second person, plural, present, imperative, active, of the verb “aiteō”, “I ask”.
In Greek, the present imperative often indicates a command to continue doing something, or to do it repeatedly, and in this case it literally means “keep on asking”. The word translated let him ask2 (Gr. αἰτείτω, Gtr.
aiteitō) (James 1:5; 1:6) is the third person singular, present imperative active, of the same verb “aiteō”, “I ask”. Again, the present imperative is a command to continue to do something, or to do it repeatedly, and here it literally means “let him keep on asking”. Godly wisdom is something that comes to us gradually (See #2.
3 Note 2), and if we continue to ask in faith, nothing doubting (Matthew 21:22; James 1:6), using the name of Jesus (John 14:13-14; 16:23), then as we submit ourselves to study God's word, and seek for it, God will manifest it to us.
#2.3 SEEK GOD FOR WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING
1 CHRONICLES 28:8 (David)
8 Now therefore, in the sight of all Israel the congregation of the LORD, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God: that you may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.
10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek your precepts.
2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding;
4 If you seek for her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;5 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom: his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to those who walk uprightly.
8 He keeps the paths of judgment, and preserves the way of his saints.
MATTHEW 7:7-8 (Jesus)
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you.
8 For every one who asks receives; and he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks it shall be opened.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he who comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.
Note 1: If we require wisdom or understanding from God, then apart from having a gift of the word of wisdom (1 Corinthians 12:8), we need to ask for it in faith (See #2.2). In order to receive it we need to prepare our hearts (See #2.1), and seek for it.
Wisdom comes from hearing, seeing, and meditating on God's word (Psalms 19:7; 119:98; 119:130; Proverbs 1:1-6; 4:10-11; 5:1-2; 8:33; 9:9-10; 13:1; 19:20; 23:19), from obedience to God's word (Job 28:28; Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:23; 14:16; Ecclesiastes 2:26; Mark 4:24), from fearing God (Job 28:28; Psalm 111:10; Proverbs 1:7; 8:13-14), through chastisement (Proverbs 21:11; 29:15), by keeping wise company (Proverbs 13:20), from observing nature (Proverbs 6:6-8; 30:24-31), and it is found in Christ (Colossians 2:2-3). If we expect God to bless us with wisdom, then we need to do those things which God has ordained that we should do in order to obtain it; this is how we seek for it. When Daniel had his dreams and visions, he also had to seek for understanding (Daniel 8:15-16 with 8:27; Daniel 10:2-3 with 10:10-14). The answer was given immediately (Daniel 10:12), but he still had to seek for the manifestation of it with prayer and fasting because of spiritual warfare in the heavens (Daniel 10:13).
Note 2: God's wisdom that is learned comes to us gradually:
(Deuteronomy 32:2) “My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass.
(Isaiah 28:9-10) “Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? those who are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breast.
For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.”
So we need to keep on asking, keep on believing, and keep on seeking, in order to keep on growing in wisdom.
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10 Ways Prayers are Hindered (#5 is Shocking)
Prayers are an important part of Christian life. They are worship, supplication, and confession; therefore, we don’t want them to be hindered. (See 3 requirements for effectual fervent prayer: ask, seek, and knock) If you don’t want your prayers hindered, stop doing these ten things.
1) Prayers are hindered by lack of love
All the virtue that is saving, and that distinguishes true Christians from others, is summed up in Christian love. When that love is missing or corrupted, then our prayers are hindered.
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (Luke 6:38)Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need. (Proverbs 21:13)
Whoever forgives an offense seeks love, but whoever keeps bringing up the issue separates the closest of friends. (Proverbs 17:9 GWT)
2) Prayers are hindered by pride and selfishness
Pride and selfishness are the opposite of Christian love, so it’s obvious they hinder prayer.
When you pray for things, you don’t get them because you want them for the wrong reason-for your own pleasure. (James 4:3)
3) Prayers are hindered by unbelief and doubt (the absence of faith)
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
If any of you needs wisdom to know what you should do, you should ask God, and he will give it to you. God is generous to everyone and doesn’t find fault with them. When you ask for something, don’t have any doubts.
A person who has doubts is a wave that is blown by the wind and tossed by the sea. A person who has doubts shouldn’t expect to receive anything from the Lord.
A person who has doubts is thinking about two different things at the same time and can’t make up his mind about anything. (James 1:5-8)
You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. (John 15:16)
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4) Prayers are hindered by disobedience
Once we know the will of God on any subject, it is disobedience and rebellion to continue to pray for a different answer on that subject. If we aren’t doers of what we know we should do, it will hinder our prayers. We need to obey God and please him for our prayers to be answered.
What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted. (Proverbs 10:24)
Dear friends, if our conscience doesn’t condemn us, we can boldly look to God and receive from him anything we ask. We receive it because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him. (1 John 3:21-22 GWT)
- God of Peace
- God is a consuming fire
5) Prayers are hindered by family discord and strife
The marriage relationship was ordained by God in the first few chapters of the Bible. It was part of the first 6 days of creation. God made everything that was made and he looked at it and said, “it was good.
” Then he looked at man and said, “it is not good that man should dwell alone,” so he made a helper fit for him. Man and woman were created by God in a special way to complement and finish each other. This relationship is used as a model of Jesus Christ and the church of his children.
When this relationship is filled with ungodly discord and strife, everything suffers.Husbands, in a similar way, live with your wives with understanding since they are weaker than you are. Honor your wives as those who share God’s life-giving kindness so that nothing will interfere1465 Egkoptó with your prayers. (1 Peter 3:7)
1465 egkóptō(from 1722 /en, “in” and 2875 /kóptō, “cut”) – properly, cut into ( blocking off a road); hinder (A-S) by “introducing an obstacle that stands sharply in the way of a moving object” (Souter); (figuratively) sharply impede, by cutting off what is desired or needed; to block (hinder).
6) Prayers are hindered by unforgiveness
The cornerstone of the Christian faith is Jesus Christ died for sins. Jesus Christ paid for sins. Jesus Christ forgives sins. If you do not understand forgiveness enough to forgive others, then your faith is so small that it is tantamount to unbelief. In that case, don’t expect any prayers to be answered except prayers of confession.
“This is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, let your name be kept holy. Let your kingdom come. Let your will be done on earth as it is done in heaven. Give us our daily bread today. Forgive us as we forgive others.
Don’t allow us to be tempted. Instead, rescue us from the evil one. “If you forgive the failures of others, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you don’t forgive others, your Father will not forgive your failures.
(Matthew 6:12-15 GWT)
And when you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any: that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses. (Mark 11:25-26)
7) Prayers are hindered by lack of reconciliation
I love the picture that is developed by combining Matthew 5 with Matthew 18. If two people have a disagreement where one has something against the other, they both meet each other to reconcile. The one, who was wronged by the other, going to correct and restore the other. And the one, who has wronged the other, going to confess and reconcile to the other.
“So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God. (Matthew 5:23-24)
8) Prayers are hindered by unconfessed sins
The Apostle John spent most of his life encouraging saints to have a relationship with God. In 1 John 1, he reminds us that our relationship with each other depends on our relationship with God. These relationships depend on the kind of lives we’re living. If we’re living in unconfessed sin, we cannot be living in close intimate relationship with God.
- If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me: (Psalm 66:18 KJV)
- If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; (Psalm 66:18 NIV)
- If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. (Psalm 66:18 NLT)
- Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore. (Isaiah 59:2)
Behold, the LORD’S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. (Isaiah 59:1-2)
- What about self-righteousness? (the damnable sin of justifying yourself)
9) Prayers are hindered by religion and idolatry
The people of Israel in the time of Hosea weren’t living outrageous profligate wild party lives. They were deeply profoundly piously religious, yet God rebuked their works and turned his back on them. It was true for them and it will be true for us.
For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him. I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. (Hosea 5)
Then came certain of the elders of Israel unto me, and sat before me.
And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be inquired of at all by them? Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols; That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols. (Ezekiel 14:1-5)
“I called, and you refused to listen. I stretched out my hands to you, and no one paid attention. You ignored all my advice. You did not want me to warn you. I will laugh at your calamity.
I will make fun of you when panic strikes you, when panic strikes you a violent storm, when calamity strikes you a wind storm, when trouble and anguish come to you. “They will call to me at that time, but I will not answer.
They will look for me, but they will not find me, (Proverbs 1:24-28 GWT)
10) Prayers are hindered when not in God’s will
One of the most important requirements of effectual fervent prayer is seeking God’s will. Even when Jesus prayed to his father, he sought the will of the father over his own will. Our prayers will be hindered if we don’t do the same thing.
And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14)
The solution to hindered prayers
- 3 requirements for effectual fervent prayer: ask, seek, and knock — The 3 requirements for fervent effectual prayer are ask, seek, and knock. The Christian life is an active life, it motivates, and it works. You need to ask the will of God. You need to actively seek the answer. Then, you have to put the answer into action. All 3 of these are required. Don’t expect a godly answer and good results without all three.
- 10 mistakes most people make when praying — We need to pray Jesus taught his disciples in Matthew 6 and Luke 11. But, most of us can’t. We don’t believe God is that accessible. We don’t believe God is that close. We don’t believe God is that attentive. So, we make some of the following mistakes, which impede our prayer life.
- 20 Things Godly Christians Do Every Day — Here are 20 things that godly Christians should do every day. There could be fewer if some of these were combined. There could be more. But, these 20 are plenty to think about. Most Christians should do most of these every day. If you don’t think you need to do some of them, I hope you will do the rest of them and check up on yourself.
Top 7 Bible Verses About Wisdom
The Bible has so much wisdom in it that it’s hard to decide on only 7 Bible verses. What Bible verses would you include about wisdom?
The Bible contains so much wisdom in it but there are specific books that concentrate on wisdom Proverbs but we could include the Book of Psalms, Ecclesiastes and even the Book of Job but what is wisdom according to human definitions? Some dictionaries define wisdom as the judicious application of knowledge for circumstances encountered on a day to day basis. It is making a right decision based upon conditions from which experience or education has informed us. The Bible has a much better definition of wisdom. For one thing, the believer can find wisdom in the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, and the giver of wisdom is not of human origin but He Who is Divine. God Himself is full of all wisdom and the Holy Spirit can impart to us godly wisdom which is far above that which humans generally tend to see it as. The real beginning and the very ending of wisdom is the fear of the Lord (Prov 1:7) and it is foolish to ignore the true source of wisdom, as we shall read.
It is wise to please God because God will give wisdom to those who strive to walk in righteousness. The one who chases “after the wind” depends upon himself or in others and that will end up in meaninglessness. God is the source of all wisdom while the world offers only empty advice that ends up in death.
Solomon could have asked for riches, fame, and power over his enemies, instead he asked for wisdom and knowledge and so because Solomon asked for wisdom God gave perhaps the greatest wisdom ever given to any man but because he valued godly wisdom, God also gave him “wealth, possessions, and honor” to which no man had ever had before and possibly since. To seek godly wisdom is to seek those things that are worth all the treasure in the world because wisdom and truth outlasts earthly possessions.Solomon describes wisdom as a personal pronoun or as a person and just as humans can sometimes forsake their mates, their friends, and their families, it is possible to forsake wisdom too.
To forsake wisdom is to depend upon human reasoning but nothing compares with the wisdom of God because godly wisdom will “protect you” and “watch over you” while others forsake you and that is why Solomon writes that “wisdom is supreme.”
James agrees with Solomon’s writings in that wisdom is not of human origin but it “comes from heaven” and what is wisdom according to James? We know that wisdom is fearing the Lord but this wisdom also is “pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
” What a clear definition of godly wisdom. It is wise to be a peaceable person, to have mercy on others, to be impartial to people (for God is no respecter of persons), be submissive to God and to those in authority and to live a pure life.
James even says that if we lack wisdom, we can ask God for it and He will give it to us (James 1:5).
No one accumulates wisdom on their own nor does it come by accident.
It must be pursued and this pursuit of wisdom comes from listening to the advice of the godly but is not yet complete; the person that listens to godly advice must then “accept [this] instruction” for it does no good to just listen to it and not act upon it.
This is why James wrote that we must “be doers of the word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22). Solomon says that if we listen and accept godly instruction “in the end [we] will be wise.”
Job’s words agree with what Solomon wrote that we must listen to and accept instruction and who better to listen to than the aged? That is because a long life of experience brings this understanding because the aged have made enough mistakes and learned the hard way so many times that they have learned wisdom by all their experiences. I have learned more from my mistakes than I ever learned from situations that worked out for me.Finally, think of wisdom as something that can defend you from error. Wisdom can be a fortress in that it defends us from ignorance and foolishness which can destroy us and tear us down.
The “excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom gives life to them that have it,” conversely the lack of such godly wisdom can lead to death because “The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near” (Prov 10:4).
First Corinthians 1:30 gives us the greatest wisdom of all saying “you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption” but those who reject Jesus Christ as Savior and refuse to repent, they foolish have chosen to have the wrath of God upon them (John 3:36), therefore the wisest thing you could do is to bend the knee, confess your sins, repent of them, and then put your trust in Christ. There is simply no other way to be saved (Acts 4:12) because even the “foolishness of God is [by far] wiser than men” (1 Cor 1:25).
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Bible Verses About Wisdom – 50 Scriptures to Learn
Blessed is the one who seeks wisdom, and the many Bible verses about wisdom teaches us that it’s more valuable than gold. Wisdom is the key to unlocking everlasting and eternal abundant life! Wisdom is the most valuable gift we could ever receive because it teaches us how to live a fruitful, honorable, and Christ- life!
50 Bible Verses About Wisdom
Praise God for teaching us how to live the abundant life and for blessing us with the wise promises of Scripture. As you meditate on these verses, my prayer is that you would be filled with the wisdom that comes only from God and leads to a peaceful, abundant, and everlasting life! God Bless You Abundantly!
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Bible Verses About Wisdom – Old Testament
To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are His.
~ Job 12:13
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
~ Psalm 90:12
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
~ Proverbs 1:7
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
~ Proverbs 2:6
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
~ Proverbs 3:13-18
Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.
~ Proverbs 4:5-9
The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
~ Proverbs 10:8
A person of understanding delights in wisdom.
~ Proverbs 10:23
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
~ Proverbs 11:2
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
~ Proverbs 12:15
Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
~ Proverbs 13:10
The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down. Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
~ Proverbs 14:1-2
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
~ Proverbs 14:29
A scoffer does not love one who reproves him, He will not go to the wise. A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken.
~ Proverbs 15:12-13
Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.
~ Proverbs 15:33
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
~ Proverbs 16:16The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
~ Proverbs 17:27-28
An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
~ Proverbs 18:15
The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
~ Proverbs 19:8
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
~ Proverbs 19:20
Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. That your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today, even to you.
~ Proverbs 22:17-19
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory. Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth.
~ Proverbs 24:3-7
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
~ Proverbs 29:11
Who is the wise? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his face is changed.
~ Ecclesiastes 8:1
All this also comes from the Lord Almighty, whose plan is wonderful, whose wisdom is magnificent.
~ Isaiah 28:29
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.
~ Isaiah 40:28
As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
~ Isaiah 55:9Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.
~ Jeremiah 9:23-24
I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you.
~ Daniel 2:23
Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.
~ Hosea 14:9
Bible Verses About Wisdom – New Testament
Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is a wise man who built his house on the rock.
~ Matthew 7:24
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.
~ Luke 21:15
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
~ John 8:32
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
~ Romans 12:2
I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might.
~ Ephesians 1:16-19
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
~ Ephesians 5:15-16
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ–to the glory and praise of God.
~ Philippians 1:9-11
My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
~ Colossians 2:2-3See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
~ Colossians 2:8
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
~ Colossians 3:16
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
~ Colossians 4:5-6
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.
~ 1 Corinthians 1:25
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God–that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
~ 1 Corinthians 1:30
And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God.
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling.
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
~ 1 Corinthians 2:1-5We declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.
~ 1 Corinthians 2:7
This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
~ 1 Corinthians 2:13
Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.
~ 1 Corinthians 3:18
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
~ James 1:5
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
~ James 3:13
\But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
~ James 3:17
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