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Be Wise

--Wisdom is right in front of us--

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

She standeth in the top of high places,

by the way in the places of the paths.

She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city,

at the coming in at the doors.

Proverb 8:1-3

--God’s word can make us wise--

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul:

the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

Psalm 19:7

--Wisdom is the main thing--

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:…

Proverbs 4:7

--Man’s wisdom is really foolishness--

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Proverbs 21:30

For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel:

not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ

should be made of none effect.

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness;

but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,

and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Where is the wise? where is the scribe?

where is the disputer of this world?

hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

I Corinthians 1:17-20

And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech

or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.

For I determined not to know any thing among you,

save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words

of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men,

but in the power of God.

I Corinthians 2:1-5

-- Do you want to be happy? Find wisdom. --

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

Proverbs 3:13-15

--Christ told us how to be wise--

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Matthew 8:24-29

--Wise men of old knew this Rock--

And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence.

II Samuel 22:2,3

For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock, save our God?

II Samuel 22::32

and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.

II Samuel 22:47

The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my

strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation,

and my high tower.

Psalm 18:2

He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence;

I shall not be moved.

In God is my salvation and my glory:

the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

Psalm 62:6-7

To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Psalm 92:15

Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our

fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

And did all drink the same spiritual drink:

for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them:

and that Rock was Christ.

I Corinthians 10:1-4

He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of

truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Deuteronomy 32:4

--How can I found my life upon this Rock?--

Recognize that you are a sinner in need of salvation.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 3:23

Understand that there is a penalty for sin…

For the wages of sin is death;…

Romans 6:23

…but that God has paid that penalty for you.

…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 6:23

Repent of your sin (turn away from it, forsake it).

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count

slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should

perish, but that all should come to repentance.

II Peter 3:9

Receive Christ by faith and be born of God.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the

sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the

will of man, but of God.

John 1:12-13

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