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What Is Godly Wisdom

"Wisdom" - Proverbs 8:22-31 Who or what is it? What did the church 'fathers' think that it was?

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A word to the wise: "He who says to the wicked, you are righteous, peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him" [to harbor strong negative feelings] Proverbs 24:24.
---catherine on 8/28/10

I always tell my Son that wisdom is the ability to see the end of a matter from the beginning.
But Godly wisdom is God's ability to see the end of a matter from the beginning.
---Legends on 7/23/10

so can anyone give specific examples of 'godly wisdom?'
---mike on 7/12/10

Scripture can.

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.
Psalm 37:30
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Proverbs 23:9
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
---Trav on 7/22/10

Wisdom has nothing to do with obeying the Word of God (the bible) - althought it is the beginning of wisdom - or just "obeying" God. And many of you defined "wisdom" as though straight from the dictionary and not found it in your heart to what it really means.

Have you not read about the judgement of Solomon? Read 1Kings 3:16-28. This is a true example of wisdom.
---Steveng on 7/22/10

Josef on 7/13/10 wrote, //The wisdom of God, is the Word of God.
"He is the source of your life in 'Christ Jesus'// This is correct and I will like to add 2 Bible passages to support it, (1) Proverbs 2:6 (2) John 1:1-3. Thank you.
---Adetunji on 7/20/10

Wisdom is the ability to optimally (effectively and efficiently) apply perceptions and knowledge and so produce the desired results. it is comprehension of what is true or right coupled with optimum judgment as to action.

we are told to obey the word of god. many pastors preach the malachi & 10% & god will pour out his 'blessings that you will not have any room to contain it'

many obey this verse in the name of obeidience, faith & wisdom. but in PROVERBS we are told to 'sharpen our skills & work hard' & we will succeed

so in this scenario what's wisdom & discernment? SKILLS & HARD WORK.
malachi & 10% is exploitation & perversion used by pastor for quick $$$$
---mike on 7/19/10

Rom 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools...
---aka.joseph on 7/19/10


Wisdom is obeying God

so what happened to the people in jonestown? in waco tx.

weren't they obeying god?

another is when you disobey a pastor, you are labeled a 'cafeteria christian' but when you failed 'you are accused of 'ye lack faith'. those people in waco & jonestown did all the obeying they could & they obeyed the best way they know how. but they were in body bags when they left the compound.
---mike on 7/19/10

"Wisdom.. Who or what is it?"
The wisdom of God, is the Word of God.
"He is the source of your life in 'Christ Jesus'-The Anointed Savior-, whom God [has] made our wisdom, our righteousness, our sanctification, and our redemption." 1Cr 1:30
"What did the church 'fathers' think that it was?"
"To those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, 'Christ'-The Anointed One and His anointing is- the power of God and the wisdom of God." 1Cr 1:24
Wisdom is comprehensive insight into the Father's method of operation. His Word, Way, Truth, and, 'The' Life, of His Salvation, and as Jesus Himself said, "I Am The Way, The Truth and The Life.
---Josef on 7/13/10

Big Amen-
Donna on 7/12/10
---char on 7/12/10

Wisdom, where is it today? No where. Wisdom is obeying God, listening to His voice. And if you don't you are doomed. Damned. To hell. To discern the voice of Christ is wisdom. Learn to wait on Him, and HARKEN to His voice, and you will be most happy.... Look at the world around, fools, look at it. Do you like what you see? I don't, ha, ha. YOU NEED God. Man trying to DO things without God. Ha, ha. And making a mess, a big mess in it...AH JESUS.+
---catherine on 7/12/10

Wisdom comes from God and God alone. His wisdom is infinite and perfect.

Wisdom given to us (if we ask for it as the book of James tells us to) is a gift from God, which makes us able to respond to things God's way, with HIS wisdom, not ours.

Like forgiving someone, taking responsibility for your sins, that's wisdom in action.

Wisdom is the ability to give understanding to someone in a situation, to know how to respond to the foolish person.

Who are the church fathers? There is only ONE Father and He is GOD. Bible says not to call anyone Father...only GOD is Father. So ask Him what He thinks.
---Donna5535 on 7/12/10

James 1:5 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.
Job 11:6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
Ecclesiastes 2:26 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.
---a_friend on 7/12/10

You'll never be able to have "wisdom" until you stop asking "What is Godly wisdom?" some point, you have to start figuring things out for yourself IF you want WISDOM. That may sound harsh, but wisdom is not cheap. If you belittle wisdom, it will be withheld from you.

"UNDERSTANDING" comes by knowing OPPOSITES/contrast (HINT...the question was not about SECULAR wisdom). God wants us to understand PRINCIPLES (either/or dichotomy includes OPPOSITES) instead of negotiating 'levels of merit/demerit' (let the reader understand).
---more_excellent_way on 7/12/10

so can anyone give specific examples of 'godly wisdom?'
---mike on 7/12/10

If you really wanted to know what the Church Fathers wrote about wisdom, you could find out on line, as many of their works are so available.

But I think you just wanted to insult them by putting "fathers" in scare quotes.
---Cluny on 7/12/10

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All of their life, wise men 'observe and think' in order to "learn", but the foolish man will always know nothing more than they were "taught" (the wise man "creates" wisdom with his heart).

"In His image man" (before the fall) was created to BE PERFECT [in his own environment]...(the "image" and "likeness" of perfection/God). Likewise, the 'common sense knowledge' of "in His image man" is TRUE WISDOM (Godly common sense...the "anointing" seed is built in, but have you noticed it?).

"abides in you". (1 John 2:27).

Wisdom is nothing more than common sense, but the creator/origin must be loved in order for it to be GODLY wisdom.
---more_excellent_way on 7/12/10

"Wisdom" is the "spirit of wisdom",one of the seven spirits John wrote of in Revelations.
---earl on 7/12/10

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