There is a wisdom from above

That surpasses everything,

Because God’s knowledge and instruction

Much joy and peace it brings.

Oftentimes we are wise

But we’re wise in our own eyes,

With worldly wisdom to solve our issues;

But where true solutions are disguised.

Worldly wisdom will appeal

To the itching of the ear,

And unless we meditate and pray for truth

It’s what we wish to hear.

To be wise in our own eyes

Will sustain us for a time,

But the moment surely will arise

When God’s wisdom we’ll strive to find.

Because His wisdom is discerning;

It digs deeper so it finds,

The core focus of the issue at hand

Since it’s pure and is refined.

God’s wisdom stores understanding

Where true knowledge will abound,

It’s when the paths of justice are preserved

And where righteousness is found.

When God’s wisdom enters our heart through grace

And HIs knowledge is stored in our soul,

It will deliver us from the way of evil

With a reverence to behold.

It is health to our flesh

And becomes strength to our bones,

When God is feared and respected

As we worship Him alone.

Wisdom is pure and undefiled

When it emanates from God’s holy word;

Where discretion will preserve us

As we trust in our precious Lord.

(C) P.B. 2022

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.  It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones.”  Proverbs 3:7-8

“Wisdom is the principal things; therefore get wisdom.  And in all your getting, get understanding.  Exalt her, and she will promote you; she will bring you honor, when you embrace her.”  Proverbs 4:7-8

“I wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge and discretion.”  Proverbs 8:12

“For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favour from the Lord; but he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me love death.”  Proverbs 8:35-36

“Discretion will preserve you; understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil,”  Proverbs 2:11-12

“For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.  Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.”  Proverbs 2:6-9

“I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways.  I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.”  Psalm 119:15-16

‘For Christ did not send me to baptise, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.”  1 Corinthians 1:17

“For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness.”  1 Corinthians 1:22-23

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise,”  1 Corinthians 1:27

“Let no one deceive himself.  If anyone among you seems to be wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.  For it is written, ‘He catches the wise in their own craftiness’, and again, ‘The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.’” 1 Corinthians 3:18-20

“For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.”  2 Corinthians 1:12

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”  2 Timothy 4:3-4

“Who is wise and understanding among you?  Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.  But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.  This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.  For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil things are there.  James 3:13-16

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”  James 3:17

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