Looking for wisdom not departing from God’s Word

Wis 2:23-24 WEBA  Because God created man for incorruption, and made him an image of his own everlastingness;  (24)  but death entered into the world by the envy of the devil, and those who belong to him experience it.

Pro 4:1-2 The Scriptures 1998+  (1)  Children, listen to the discipline of a father, And give attention to know understanding;  (2)  For I gave you good instruction: Do not forsake my Torah.

Pro 4:4 The Scriptures 1998+  (4)  Then he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; Guard my commands, and live.

Pro 4:5-7 The Scriptures 1998+  (5)  “Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, and do not turn away From the words of my mouth.  (6)  “Do not leave her, and let her guard you; Love her, and let her watch over you.  (7)  “The beginning of wisdom is: Get wisdom! And with all your getting, get understanding.

Pro 4:8-9 The Scriptures 1998+  (8)  “Exalt her, and let her uplift you; She brings you esteem when you embrace her.  (9)  “She gives your head a fair wreath, She shields you with an adorning crown.”

Pro 4:15-17 The Scriptures 1998+  (15)  Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on.  (16)  For they do not sleep unless they have done evil. And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall.  (17)  For they have eaten the bread of wrongdoing, And they drink the wine of violence.

Pro 4:18-23 The Scriptures 1998+  (18)  But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.  (19)  The way of the wrong is like darkness; They do not know at what they stumble.  (20)  My son, listen to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.  (21)  Let them not depart from your eyes; Guard them in the midst of your heart;  (22)  For they are life to those who find them, And healing to all their flesh.  (23)  Watch over your heart with all diligence, For out of it are the sources of life.

Rev 22:11-12 The Scriptures 1998+  (11)  “He who does wrong, let him do more wrong; he who is filthy, let him be more filthy; he who is righteous, let him be more righteous; he who is set-apart, let him be more set-apart.  (12)  “And see, I am coming speedily, and My reward is with Me, to give to each according to his work.1 Footnote: 1See Mt. 16:27, John 5:29.

Wis 1:1-2 WEBA  Love righteousness, all you who are judges of the earth. Think of the Lord with a good mind. Seek him in singleness of heart,  (2)  because he is found by those who don’t tempt him, and is manifested to those who trust him.

Wis 1:6-7 WEBA  For wisdom is a spirit who loves man, and she will not hold a blasphemer guiltless for his lips; because God bears witness of his reins, and is a true overseer of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue:  (7)  Because the spirit of the Lord has filled the world, and that which holds all things together knows what is said.

Wis 4:1-4 WEBA  It is better to be childless with virtue, for immortality is in the memory of virtue, because it is recognized both before God and before men.  (2)  When it is present, people imitate it. They long after it when it has departed. Throughout all time it marches crowned in triumph, victorious in the competition for the prizes that are undefiled.  (3)  But the multiplying brood of the ungodly will be of no profit, and their illegitimate offshoots won’t take deep root, nor will they establish a sure hold.  (4)  For even if they grow branches and flourish for a season, standing unsure, they will be shaken by the wind. They will be uprooted by the violence of winds.

Wis 4:7-11 WEBA  But a righteous man, even if he dies before his time, will be at rest.  (8)  For honorable old age is not that which stands in length of time, nor is its measure given by number of years:  (9)  But understanding is gray hair to men, and an unspotted life is ripe old age.  (10)  Being found well-pleasing to God, he was loved. While living among sinners he was transported.  (11)  He was caught away, lest evil should change his understanding, or guile deceive his soul.

Wis 4:15-20 WEBA  But as for the peoples seeing and not understanding, not considering this, that grace and mercy are with his chosen, and that he visits his holy ones—  (16)  but a righteous man who is dead will condemn the ungodly who are living, and youth that is quickly perfected will condemn the many years of an unrighteous man’s old age.  (17)  For the ungodly will see a wise man’s end, and won’t understand what the Lord planned for him, and why he safely kept him.  (18)  They will see, and they will despise; but the Lord will laugh them to scorn. After this, they will become a dishonored carcass and a reproach among the dead forever;  (19)  because he will dash them speechless to the ground, and will shake them from the foundations. They will lie utterly waste. They will be in anguish and their memory will perish.  (20)  They will come with coward fear when their sins are counted. Their lawless deeds will convict them to their face.

Wis 5:13-16 WEBA  So we also, as soon as we were born, ceased to be; and we had no sign of virtue to show, but we were utterly consumed in our wickedness.”  (14)  Because the hope of the ungodly man is like chaff carried by the wind, and as foam vanishing before a tempest; and is scattered like smoke by the wind, and passes by as the remembrance of a guest that waits but a day.  (15)  But the righteous live forever. Their reward is in the Lord, and the care for them with the Most High.  (16)  Therefore they will receive the crown of royal dignity and the diadem of beauty from the Lord’s hand; because he will cover them with his right hand, and he will shield them with his arm.

Wis 6:12-25 WEBA  Wisdom is radiant and doesn’t fade away; and is easily seen by those who love her, and found by those who seek her.  (13)  She anticipates those who desire her, making herself known.  (14)  He who rises up early to seek her won’t have difficulty, for he will find her sitting at his gates.  (15)  For to think upon her is perfection of understanding, and he who watches for her will quickly be free from care;  (16)  because she herself goes around, seeking those who are worthy of her, and in their paths she appears to them graciously, and in every purpose she meets them.  (17)  For her true beginning is desire for instruction; and desire for instruction is love.  (18)  And love is observance of her laws. To give heed to her laws confirms immortality.  (19)  Immortality brings closeness to God.  (20)  So then desire for wisdom promotes to a kingdom.  (21)  If therefore you delight in thrones and sceptres, you princes of peoples, honor wisdom, that you may reign forever.  (22)  But what wisdom is, and how she came into being, I will declare. I won’t hide mysteries from you; but I will explore from her first beginning, bring the knowledge of her into clear light, and I will not pass by the truth.  (23)  Indeed, I won’t go with consuming envy, because envy will have no fellowship with wisdom.  (24)  But a multitude of wise men is salvation to the world, and an understanding king is stability for his people.  (25)  Therefore be instructed by my words, and you will profit.



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Increased in wisdom in favour with God

Fools despise wisdom and instruction

We may not be ignorant to get wisdom

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A marble sculpture at the entrance of the Alet...
A marble sculpture at the entrance of the Aletheia University campus chapel in Danshui, Taipei County, Taiwan. Text is shown in Chinese (characters) and Taiwanese (phonetic). The Bible quote is from Proverbs 9.10: ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.’ (Alton Thompson, 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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