The Nature of Wisdom

  1. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" - perhaps better translated: "The awe..." or "respect for the Lord..." God-fearers are those who stand in awe of God, not those who cringe abjectly before Him.
  2. Solomon was especially favoured because he humbly prayed for wisdom preferring this gift above gifts of wealth or power.
  3. Wisdom is a gift of God greater and better than gold, silver or jewels. Proverbs 3 13 - 18
  4. Wisdom is God's agent in Creation. Proverbs 3 19 - 26
  5. "O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!"
  6. "How did this man (Jesus) get this wisdom?" Matthew 13 54
  7. Wisdom is personified. "She built a house." Proverbs 8 & 9. "She calls out and invites to her table."
  8. Get Wisdom and Insight Proverbs 4 1 - 8
  9. Wisdom comes from on high from God.
  10. Her characteristics: pure, peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy, without partiality or hypocrisy.

How do we measure up to such standards?

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