What Is Wisdom? 12 Bible Verses That Help Define Wisdom
The Bible teaches us that wisdom comes from above, but it begins with the fear of the Lord, so here are 12 Bible verses that can help you find out what wisdom truly is, so that you might gain it.
This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
- James 3:15
Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
- Proverbs 17:27-28
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
- James 3:17
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
- Ephesians 5:15-17
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
- Proverbs 12:15
The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice.
- Psalm 37:30
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
- Proverbs 19:20
Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’
- Deuteronomy 4:6
Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days. “With God are wisdom and might; he has counsel and understanding.
- Job 12:12-13
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
- James 1:5
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
- Proverbs 1:7
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.
- Proverbs 3:13-14
I hope that you will share these with someone who is also seeking to find the wisdom of God so that they can understand what it is, and then seek the wisdom of God which comes from above and comes down below to the children of God for the glory of God, but the wisest decision you’ll ever make is to put your trust in Christ.