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How will having wisdom help me?

Romans 12:2Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

1 Corinthians 1:20-21God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God.

Wisdom transforms head knowledge into common-sense action. Wisdom from God helps you develop a biblical outlook that penetrates the deceptive and distorted thoughts of the world.

Proverbs 9:10Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.

Psalm 111:10Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom.

Wisdom is not simply knowing facts and figures; it is understanding the filter through which those facts and figures should be used. Wisdom recognizes that an all-powerful, all-knowing God has designed a moral universe with consequences for good or sinful choices. Wisdom begins with understanding your accountability to and your full dependence on your Creator. It’s not what you know but Who you know.

1 Kings 3:9Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong.

The more responsibility you have, the more of God’s wisdom you need in order to do what is right.

Proverbs 3:21-26My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment. Hang on to them, for they will refresh your soul. . . . They keep you safe on your way, and your feet will not stumble. You can go to bed without fear . . . for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.

Wisdom will help preserve you from trouble and disaster. Wise people know the difference between right and wrong and choose to do what’s right, which often helps them avoid trouble. More than that, wisdom is choosing to apply God’s truth and principles to your daily relationships and situations.

Ecclesiastes 10:10Using a dull ax requires great strength, so sharpen the blade. That’s the value of wisdom; it helps you succeed.

Wisdom gives you an edge that will help you succeed.

Proverbs 9:11-12Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life. If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.

Proverbs 3:5-6Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Proverbs 24:5The wise are mightier than the strong.

As a general rule, wisdom will allow you to lead a longer, healthier, happier life because you will have the discernment and common sense to stay away from temptations and harmful habits that can hurt you, both in the short and long term.

1 Corinthians 1:19“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.”

Spiritual wisdom allows you to know the difference between what the Bible says is wise and what the world claims to be wise.

Proverbs 5:1-2Pay attention to my wisdom. . . . Then you will show discernment, and your lips will express what you’ve learned.

Wisdom gives you discretion—knowing what to say and when to say it, and knowing how to deal with delicate situations in ways that are most helpful to those involved.

Matthew 7:24-27“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

Wisdom inspires confidence and prepares you for the most difficult times. Foolishness is a great risk and leaves you vulnerable to catastrophe.