Wisdom
 
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

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 President Trump Threatens To Close Southern Border 

President Trump issued a blunt warning to Mexico and other Central American nations over their failure to stop illegal migrants and criminal cartels targeting the U.S. southern border, saying he would send the military and shut down the southern border. Trump made his threat in tweet storm Thursday morning in which he said the newly negotiated trade deal with Mexico would take second place to border security.

Over 4,000 migrants are now reported to be in the caravan headed to the U.S.

A horde of thousands migrants from Honduras and other Central American countries on an organized to the U.S. are approaching the Mexican border. Mexico is reportedly sending federal police to stop them.

Over 16,000 illegal alien migrant family units were arrested at the southern border in September.

“I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S…..

….In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught – and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!..

….The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA. Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border. All Democrats fault for weak laws!”

Donald J. Trump   realDonaldTrump

I am watching the Democrat Party led (because they want Open Borders and existing weak laws) assault on our country by Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, whose leaders are doing little to stop this large flow of people, INCLUDING MANY CRIMINALS, from entering Mexico to U.S.....

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

....In addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have almost no control over their population, I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught - and if unable to do so I will call up the U.S. Military and CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER!..

Donald J. Trump  realDonaldTrump

....The assault on our country at our Southern Border, including the Criminal elements and DRUGS pouring in, is far more important to me, as President, than Trade or the USMCA. Hopefully Mexico will stop this onslaught at their Northern Border. All Democrats fault for weak laws!

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