Socrates was born in Athens, Greece, about four hundred years
before Christ. The world continues to talk and write about the
wisdom of Socrates. Would you like to live and be remembered
as a wise person? Solomon was probably the wisest man that
ever lived and he wrote the book of Ecclesiastes.
In chapter 12, verse 13, he gives us wisdom in a nutshell:
“Fear God and keep his commandments” (NIV).
The Bible points out the path of wisdom for all who would follow it.
Let’s explore this topic, a source of pride to the ancient Grecians,
and one of great interest to people in our day.
1. Job 28:28.
According to Job, what is the source of wisdom?
What does it mean to fear the Lord?
Do most people have spiritual wisdom today?
What is the advantage of shunning evil?
2. Psalm 104:24–25.
When you contemplate the wonders of creation, how do you feel?
What word is used in this text to indicate how God created all things?
3. Proverbs 4:7.
What is our principal need in life?
How do we get wisdom?
How does wisdom demonstrate itself in life?
What is it worth?
4. Matthew 13:54.
When Jesus returned to Nazareth where
He grew up, what did the people say of Him?
Where did Christ get His wisdom and miraculous powers?
Where do we get wisdom?
5. Luke 2:39–40.
How is Jesus described at twelve years of age?
What kinds of growth did Jesus experience?
What else was evident in His life?
6. 1 Corinthians 3:18–20.
How is the wisdom of this world described?
Why does God look upon man’s wisdom as vain?
7. Colossians 2:1–3.
What three things did Paul desire for the church at Colosse?
In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge?
8. Colossians 4:5.
What does Paul mean by saying we should be wise
in the way we act toward outsiders, or non-Christians?
Do you think we miss opportunities to
witness because of our insensitivity to others?
9. James 1:5.
Do you feel you lack wisdom? In what areas?
If God is the source of wisdom, how do we get it?
What is God’s reaction when we make requests of Him?
10. James 3:17.
Describe the wisdom that comes from heaven.
Is God’s wisdom demonstrated in our lives?
Why or why not?
From 102 Fascinating Bible Studies by Preston A. Taylor
About the Author (2010):
Preston A. Taylor is a retired pastor and missionary to Argentina. He
received his BD and ThM degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary
and his DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. For the past 25 years, he has
written a weekly devotional message for newspapers in the towns where