Bible Study Outline on Wisdom and Understanding
Wisdom comes from God. If you have difficulty in doing something, you can ask God for wisdom. God freely gives wisdom to anyone who ask him for it. You can ask God to give you wisdom in your studies, job, or difficult situation.
Often, we don’t ask God for wisdom. We will try to use our own wisdom to solve problems first. When we can’t solve a problem, we will get frustrated and started to blame people or God for it. Instead of blaming others, we should be calm and patient and pray for God to guide us through the problem.
Most people don’t make judgment wisely. They will choose the path that they feel most convenient for them. They will make decision on their life path based on their emotions, lusts and wants. A person with wisdom will always listen to advice when making decision. Stubborn people usually don’t like to listen to advice. As Christians, we should always make our decisions in accordance to God’s words in the bible. If you need help in making a decision, you can ask God to give you guidance. God is always there to help us whenever we have problem in any issue.
Understanding God’s words is important. If you don’t understand God’s words, you should reference the commentary. Many Christians like to seek advice from people that will say things that they want to listen. We must always humble ourselves instead of trying to prove that we are right. If you are headstrong, the Holy Spirit will not help you. We must always humble ourselves in all our ways before the Holy Spirit will guide us.
Nowadays, people put a lot of emphasis on worldly wisdom such as college and university education. While certificates may be important to help us get jobs, we must not forget to also depend on God. When you have God in your life, everything will go smoothly with you. We must not forget to read our bible regularly so that we will always be close to God. Whatever we have is from God so we must never be proud and forget God when we become successful. We must always give glory to God in everything that we do.
We often like to do things our own ways. That is why it is important to remember God’s teachings and his commands in your heart all the time. In this way, you will not walk astray from God.
If you claim you know God, you must act it out in your lifestyle by showing love to the people around you. This will show that you are doing your duty as a disciple of Christ.
Many Christians know God’s words but they don’t understand them. We must not just know God’s words but also truly understand its meaning. If you don’t know God’s words, you will not know how to live your life right for God.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. (James 3:17 KJV)
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 9:23-24 KJV)
As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. (Daniel 1:17 KJV)
Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed. (Ecclesiastes 8:1 KJV)
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. (Proverbs 21:20 KJV)
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. (Proverbs 3:7 KJV)
Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid (Isaiah 29:14 KJV).
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. (Proverbs 18:1 KJV)
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool. (Proverbs 17:10 KJV)
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32 KJV)
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. (Ephesians 5:15-21 KJV)
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6 KJV)
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5 KJV)
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. (Job 22:22 KJV)
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding. (Job 32:8 KJV)
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. (Psalm 51:6 KJV)
For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. (Ecclesiastes 2:26 KJV)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10 KJV)