Wisdom according to the bible is about placing faith in Godly character and living it out.


God's will and character teaches us wisdom if we give into it

Job 13:5 If only you would be altogether silent! For you, that would be wisdom.
Job 28:28 And he said to the human race, “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.”

Job 32:8 But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.
Job 33:33 But if not, then listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom.”

Job 34:10 “So listen to me, you men of understanding. Far be it from God to do evil, from the Almighty to do wrong.

Job 37:24 Therefore, people revere him, for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart?”


Understanding comes from seeking God and wisdom is seeking God.


Psalm 14:2 The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

Psalm 36:3 The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good.

​Psalm 49:3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.

Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 107:43 Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the Lord.

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
Psalm 119:98 Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies.
Psalm 119:32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have broadened my understanding.
Psalm 119:34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
Psalm 119:100 I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
Psalm 119:104 I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
Psalm 119:144 Your statutes are always righteous; give me understanding that I may live.


Proverbs 1
1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 for gaining wisdom and instruction;
    for understanding words of insight;
3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
    doing what is right and just and fair;
4 for giving prudence to those who are simple,[a]
    knowledge and discretion to the young—
5 let the wise listen and add to their learning,
    and let the discerning get guidance—
6 for understanding proverbs and parables,
    the sayings and riddles of the wise.[b]
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools despise wisdom and instruction.


Proverbs 2:11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
Proverbs 3:21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;

Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverbs 14:29 Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
Proverbs 15:32 Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
Proverbs 18:2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
Proverbs 28:5 Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully.

Proverbs 3:35 The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame.
Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.
Proverbs 13:14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
Proverbs 14:16 The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.
Proverbs 29:11 Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.


Consider the following ideas

Fear of the Lord (being in awe of God) is the beginning of knowledge. Discretion protects.

Understanding and discerning guards, heeding correction gains understanding.

Fools despise wisdom and instruction, get shame. A chattering fool is ruined. Fools hurt themselves. Fools are hotheaded and feel secure. Fools vent rage. Quick tempered leads to folly. Disregard discipline=self hate.

Consider the ways of ants.

Patience leads to wisdom. Wise inherit honor. Wise in heart accept commands. Wise saves lives, fountain of life.

Wise bring calm. Seek the Lord to understand what is right


Ecclesiastes 2:26 To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.

Ecclesiastes 7:7 Extortion turns a wise person into a fool, and a bribe corrupts the heart.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.
Ecclesiastes 8:1 Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person’s wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.
Ecclesiastes 9:16 So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.

Ecclesiastes 9:17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.
Ecclesiastes 10:12 Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.

Jeremiah 3:15 Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.
Jeremiah 9:24 but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 31:19 After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.’


Isaiah 11:2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him— the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—


Daniel 2:20 and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.
Daniel 5:14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom.

Daniel 10:12 Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.


Hosea 14:9 Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.


Thoughts

Some of the old testament seems to indicate God does harm to those who disobey. Other sections of the old testament indicate our choices create separation from God's protection, so we ought to fear sinful decisions and embrace God's love. Isaiah 59, Ezekiel 18, Psalm 119.  


Read all of Isaiah 59 "Sin, Confession and Redemption" NIV, NKJV says this for a heading "Separated from God"
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

New Testament on understanding
Matthew 15:10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand.
Matthew 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Romans 16:19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.
Ephesians 5:15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise,
Colossians 4:5 Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
2 Timothy 3:15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
James 3:13 [ Two Kinds of Wisdom ] Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

2 Peter 1:20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.

Acts 6:10 But they could not stand up against the wisdom the Spirit gave him as he spoke.
1 Corinthians 1:21 For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
1 Corinthians 1:30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.
1 Corinthians 2:5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
1 Corinthians 2:13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
Ephesians 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.
Colossians 1:9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,
Colossians 3:16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.


Consider these ideas

Listen and understand, be wise about what is good, be careful how you live, make the most of every opportunity, show your wisdom by your good life, 

Wise=putting God's words into practice

Christ=wisdom from God=holiness, righteousness, and redemption

The Spirit gives wisdom and understanding


Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
Proverbs 17:9 Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.


Understanding comes from seeking God and wisdom is seeking God.

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