Wisdom — Proverbs 9:10-12

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

11 For by me your days will be multiplied,

And years of life will be added to you.

12 If you are wise, you are wise for yourself,

And if you scoff, you alone will bear it (Prov. 9:10-12).

Wisdom begins by fearing the Lord and by knowing Him. If you acquire wisdom you will have long life.

Wisdom — Proverbs 8:24-36

“When there were no depths I was brought forth,

When there were no springs abounding with water.

25 “Before the mountains were settled,

Before the hills I was brought forth;

26 While He had not yet made the earth and the fields,

Nor the first dust of the world.

27 “When He established the heavens, I was there,

When He inscribed a circle on the face of the deep,

28 When He made firm the skies above,

When the springs of the deep became fixed,

29 When He set for the sea its boundary

So that the water would not transgress His command,

When He marked out the foundations of the earth;

30 Then I was beside Him, as a master workman;

And I was daily His delight,

Rejoicing always before Him,

31 Rejoicing in the world, His earth,

And having my delight in the sons of men.

32 “Now therefore, O sons, listen to me,

For blessed are they who keep my ways.

33 “Heed instruction and be wise,

And do not neglect it.

34 “Blessed is the man who listens to me,

Watching daily at my gates,

Waiting at my doorposts.

35 “For he who finds me finds life

And obtains favor from the Lord.

36 “But he who sins against me injures himself;

All those who hate me love death” (Prov. 8:24-36).

Wisdom was a master workman when God created the universe. She was daily God’s delight, who rejoiced always before Him.

Wisdom — Proverbs 8:12-23

“I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,

And I find knowledge and discretion.

13 “The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;

Pride and arrogance and the evil way

And the perverted mouth, hate.

14 “Counsel is mine and sound wisdom;

I am understanding, power is mine.

15 “By me kings reign,

And rulers decree justice.

16 “By me princes rule, and nobles,

All who judge rightly.

17 “I love those who love me;

And those who diligently seek me will find me.

18 “Riches and honor are with me,

Enduring wealth and righteousness.

19 “My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold,

And my yield better than choicest silver.

20 “I walk in the way of righteousness,

In the midst of the paths of justice,

21 To endow those who love me with wealth,

That I may fill their treasuries.

22 “The Lord possessed me at the beginning of His way,

Before His works of old.

23 “From everlasting I was established,

From the beginning, from the earliest times of the earth (Prov. 8:12-23).

In summary,

Wisdom is to be prudent;

It acts with knowledge, discretion, and understanding.

By wisdom kings and princes rule and reign.

All who seek her will find her.

Wisdom has a wonderful reward;

It is better than gold and silver.

To know wisdom is to know the way of the Lord.

Wisdom — Proverbs 8:7-11

“For my mouth will utter truth;

And wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

8 “All the utterances of my mouth are in righteousness;

There is nothing crooked or perverted in them.

9 “They are all straightforward to him who understands,

And right to those who find knowledge.

10 “Take my instruction and not silver,

And knowledge rather than choicest gold.

11 “For wisdom is better than jewels;

And all desirable things cannot compare with her (Prov. 8:7-11).

Wisdom, if we should listen to her and choose her, is always full of truth and righteousness. Nothing of this world can compare with her.

Wisdom — Proverbs 8:1-6

Does not wisdom call,

And understanding lift up her voice?

2 On top of the heights beside the way,

Where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

3 Beside the gates, at the opening to the city,

At the entrance of the doors, she cries out:

4 “To you, O men, I call,

And my voice is to the sons of men.

5 “O naive ones, understand prudence;

And, O fools, understand wisdom.

6 “Listen, for I will speak noble things;

And the opening of my lips will reveal right things (Prov. 8:1-6).

Wisdom can be found at every corner, at every turn in the road or at every decision point. It is calling out to us to be wise. We must listen for its voice.

Wisdom — Proverbs 7:4-5

Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,”

And call understanding your intimate friend;

5 That they may keep you from an adulteress,

From the foreigner who flatters with her words (Prov. 7:4-5).

Wisdom and understanding always go together. They together will keep you from an adulteress.

Wisdom — Proverbs 5:1-4

My son, give attention to my wisdom,

Incline your ear to my understanding;

2 That you may observe discretion

And your lips may reserve knowledge.

3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey

And smoother than oil is her speech;

4 But in the end she is bitter as wormwood (Prov. 5:1-4).

Wisdom comes from the father. He will teach you discretion and purity (which is wisdom).

Wisdom — Proverbs 4:5-9

Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding!

Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

6 “Do not forsake her, and she will guard you;

Love her, and she will watch over you.

7 “The beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;

And with all your acquiring, get understanding.

8 “Prize her, and she will exalt you;

She will honor you if you embrace her.

9 “She will place on your head a garland of grace;

She will present you with a crown of beauty (Prov. 4:5-9).

If you do not abandon wisdom, if you instead love her, prize her, and embraced her, she will guard you, exalt you and honor you.

Wisdom — Proverbs 3:21-23

My son, let them [wisdom  and understanding] not vanish from your sight;

Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

22 So they will be life to your soul

And adornment to your neck.

23 Then you will walk in your way securely

And your foot will not stumble (Prov. 3:21-23).

Sound wisdom and discretion are tightly tied together. If you walk with discretion you will be secure and not stumble.