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Wisdom: Part II

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 “The Right Request”
“Nothing is foolproof to a talented fool.”
“The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”
“Borrow money from a pessimist; they don’t expect it back.”
“Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.”

What is wisdom? And why do we want it so much and then when we get it we ignore it? There are a lot of advantages to being wise.According to Proverbs 3:13-18: READ FROM BIBLE Wisdom has the potential to bless us with longer lives, wealth, and peace.Ecclesiastes tells us that wisdom is better than weapons for war. Proverbs says that wisdom will save us from the ways of the wicked and from the adulterous.If we don’t let it out of sight, we will find that wisdom keeps us from stumbling and maintains our safety. But it does more than that.Wisdom protects our reputation.In Matthew Jesus reflects on the ridiculous things that people are saying about he and John the Baptist. How people think that because John fas…

Wisdom: part I

I am utterly amazed by all that the Bible has to say about wisdom.  I really thought that in doing a word study on wisdom, that I would find one, two, or perhaps three unified themes.  What I am discovering is that the depth and complexity of wisdom is expressed in a variety of ways and that GOD really wants us to grasp wisdom.  It isn't something hidden or difficult to find.  It is there for our taking - if we will just seek it!