In the Bible, wisdom is a moral rather than an intellectual quality.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.” —Proverbs 1:7 NASB
“Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.” —Job 28:28b NASB
To be “foolish” is to be godless.
“Professing to be wise, they became fools…” —Romans 1:22 NASB
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” —James 1:5 NASB
“Wisdom” in Proverbs 1:20; Prov. 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” (1 Corinthians 1:24).
In Matthew 11:19 it is the personified principle of wisdom that is meant.
“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,
but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.” —Proverbs 28:26 ESV
“The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.” —Proverbs 10:8 ESV
“So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.” —Psalm 90:12 ESV
- What is MEEKNESS? and why is it a trait of the truly wise? Answer
- What is humility?
- wise men
- King Solomon—asked God for wisdom
- Who is Mahol?
- What is righteousness?
- What is goodness?
- About the fall of mankind to worldwide depravity
- What is SIN AND WICKEDNESS? Answer