Posts Tagged ‘ Wisdom ’

VerseD: Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
Proverbs 9:10, ESV

No matter how smart or wise a person may be, true wisdom and knowledge comes from God and knowing Him. Peace of mind is found in Christ alone, knowing we are His and free from wrath.

VerseD: Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Jeremiah 17:9, ESV

If we “look deep within” ourselves to find happiness, we will only be disappointed. Maybe this life will turn out better from “following our hearts,” but ultimately it usually leads us away from Christ and eternal life.
We should expect those outside of Christ to act unwisely and foolishly, but we should be sober-minded and seek His wisdom.

VerseD: James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.
James 3:13, ESV

We have truth on our side, but wisdom often dictates grace and compassion win out over blunt statements.
Ask the Holy Spirit to give wisdom in every interaction with others.

VerseD: Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord , and turn away from evil.
Proverbs 3:7, ESV

We do not know enough about our world or what others are thinking to be right about everything all the time.
Rather, we should avoid thinking so, which is sinful pride, and other evil thoughts and practices that lead and separate us from God.

VerseD: Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28, ESV

Stress, worry, anxiety, fear, trying to be strong or a leader …
Give it to Jesus, our Good Shepherd and strong Savior. Trust Him to guide you, give you peace and strength, and to get you through.

VerseD: James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
James 1:5 ESV

God desires that we each turn to Him for true wisdom, which is His righteousness in Christ.

Turn to Him today, and receive God’s wisdom.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 12:9

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
2 Corinthians 12:9, ESV

Do not try to do it all. Do not worry about your weaknesses and faults. Do not believe God will heal everything in this life.

God likes shaming the “wisdom” of this world for His glory through our failings. He likes showing His power through us.

VerseD: Proverbs 13:20

Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Proverbs 13:20, ESV

Wanting to learn and become wise leads to wisdom. Even of you only have foolish friends while trying to be wise, you will suffer for their decisions. If you purposely choose foolish friends, you brought it on yourself.

Choose Christ and His Church.

VerseD: James 1:13

Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.
James 1:13, ESV

God cannot be bargained with, nor does He tempt us. He may allow us to be tested, and He may let us tell, scream, complain, and plead.

He has a plan, is in control, and waits for us to call on Him for help and wisdom.

VerseD: 1 Chronicles 16:11

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
1 Chronicles 16:11, ESV

Life in this world is hard.

Only by God’s strength and wisdom, as we seek and live in His presence, can we live in peace and know where we will spend eternity.