Tuesday, March 19, 2013

what real wisdom looks like

James 1:5  NLT
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.

Wisdom is not just what we might have in our head that helps us climb higher.  The world teaches us that wisdom has to do with how much education you have or how many books you read.

I believe that true wisdom comes from our connection to God.  He gives us talents and knowledge.  But how we apply that truth and how we seek our connection with God makes all the difference in the world.  There are many things that are true about godly wisdom.  My prayer is that we will be known by our wisdom that comes from God.

Job 9:4  NLT
God is wise in heart and mighty in power.  Who could oppose him and win?

Real wisdom acknowledges God and experiences His power.

Psalm 19:7  NLT
The teachings of the Lord are perfect.  They renew the soul.  The testimony of the Lord is dependable.  It makes gullible people wise.

Learning from God makes us wise.

a wise person will listen and continue to learn, and an understanding person will gain direction—

Wise people keep on listening and learning.

Do not consider yourself wise.  Fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

Wisdom is connected to humility.  When you think you are wise, think again.

Sin is unavoidable when there is much talk, but whoever seals his lips is wise.

A wise person understands that keeping silent is often the wisest thing to do.

The teachings of a wise person are a fountain of life to turn one away from the grasp of death.

When a truly wise person speaks, others learn from the life they share and even keeps some people from death and more trouble.

Whoever walks with wise people will be wise, but whoever associates with fools will suffer.

 Wise people spend time with wise people.

That is just a few of the truths of Scripture about wisdom.  As we connect ourselves to God our words and actions will line up with the Bible and with God.  We will also find ourselves pouring our lives and the wisdom God giving strength and life to others.  Real wisdom looks like what the Bible teaches.

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