The Key to Making Right Decisions: Wisdom
Proverbs 3:13-18 NIV
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than
gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can
compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are
riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are
peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who
hold her fast will be blessed.
Proverbs 16:25 NIV
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to
Proverbs 26:12 NIV
Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for
a fool than for them.
Best Question Ever: “What is the wise thing to do?”
Ephesians 5:15-17 NIV
Be very careful, then, how you live—NOT AS UNWISE BUT AS
WISE, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are
evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will
Proverbs 8:1-11 NLT
Listen as Wisdom calls out! Hear as understanding raises her voice!
On the hilltop along the road, she takes her stand at the crossroads.
By the gates at the entrance to the town, on the road leading in, she
cries aloud, “I call to you, to all of you! I raise my voice to all people.
You simple people, use good judgment. You foolish people, show
some understanding. LISTEN TO ME! For I have important things to
tell you, Everything I say is right, for I speak the truth and detest
every kind of deception. My advice is wholesome. There is nothing
devious or crooked in it. My words are plain to anyone with
understanding, clear to those with knowledge. Choose my instruction
rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom
is far more valuable than rubies. NOTHING YOU DESIRE CAN
COMPARE WITH IT.”
3 Ways We Grow in Wisdom:
Joshua 1:8 NKJV
This Book of the Law shall not depart from hour mouth, but you shall
meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to
all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous,
and then you will have good success.
Proverbs 28:26 NKJV
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks wisely will
Proverbs 12:1 NLT
To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.
Proverbs 6:9-12 NLT
But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep? When will you wake up?
A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to
rest—then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack
you like an armed robber…
Proverbs 13:20 MSG
Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch
your life fall to pieces.
Proverbs 3:5-7 NKJV
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own
understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct
your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes …