Fear And Wisdom

The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding. Proverbs 9:10 AMPC Holy fear is reverence and awe of the majesty of God. To fear God is to be completely devoted to His will while […]

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart

Life is a process of elimination by which you slowly learn how to not do a bunch of really stupid things. Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. #wisdom

The Irony of Wisdom

The longer I live, the more uninformed I feel. Only the young have an explanation for everything. Isabel Allende

Lady Wisdom

Much is said in God’s Word about wisdom.   It is clear that is an important virtue, but that wisdom should not be confused with knowledge or ‘book learning’. The Bible often uses the tool of personification to explicate truth. Personification allows us to come to know the virtue of wisdom in the same way we […]

Humility or Humiliation?

The book of Proverbs is a compendium of wisdom. Of things that conform to the created order, and of things that do not. Put simply, the way things work, and the way they do not. So what does Proverbs say about (the virtue of) humility and its opposite, pride? Hear from Proverbs 18:12: “Before destruction […]

The Wisdom of God, Revealed

But as it is written (Isaiah 52:15, 64:4), “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him. But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of […]

Come, Let Us Reason Together[1]

Do yourself a favor and learn all you can; then remember what you learn and you will prosper. Proverbs 19:8 GNT, (or in the Message translation: Grow a wise heart – you’ll do yourself a favor; keep a clear head – you’ll find a good life.) I have always squirmed just a little at the […]

On Wisdom

Either we trust God by affirming the entirety of his revealed wisdom, or we play God by deciding what he got wrong.


Those with wisdom learn from the mistakes of others. And from their own.