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STUDY IT FOR YOURSELF! Have the attitude of the Bereans… … take what you

STUDY IT FOR YOURSELF! Have the attitude of the Bereans… … take what you are taught and search the Scriptures each day to see if what was taught is what the Word of God says [Acts 17: 11]! 1

Part One Where It Begins! 2

Part One Where It Begins! 2

What IS Wisdom? 3

What IS Wisdom? 3

The root word for wisdom in the Old Testament is Strong’s Hebrew dictionary number

The root word for wisdom in the Old Testament is Strong’s Hebrew dictionary number 2451, and in the New Testament it is Strong’s Greek dictionary number 4678. Both words have the meanings of practical wisdom applied in daily life. 4 What IS Wisdom?

Wisdom can be developed from understanding gained in life experiences. In a higher sense

Wisdom can be developed from understanding gained in life experiences. In a higher sense wisdom is a deeper natural knowledge that gives moral insights. Verse correction – it should be Revelation 21: 8 There is also the enlightened understanding that comes from God. 5 What IS Wisdom?

Isaiah 11: 2 And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, the

Isaiah 11: 2 And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, the Spirit of WISDOM and UNDERSTANDING, the Spirit of counsel and strength, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. 6

Proverbs 8: 1 Does not wisdom CALL, and understanding LIFT UP her VOICE? 7

Proverbs 8: 1 Does not wisdom CALL, and understanding LIFT UP her VOICE? 7

Proverbs 8: 11 For wisdom is better than jewels; and all desirable things cannot

Proverbs 8: 11 For wisdom is better than jewels; and all desirable things cannot compare with her. 8

Proverbs 8: 12 I, WISDOM, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.

Proverbs 8: 12 I, WISDOM, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion. 9

Where IS Wisdom Found? 10

Where IS Wisdom Found? 10

DID YOU KNOW… WISDOM is God’s GRACIOUS CREATION? and as such WISDOM is INHERENT

DID YOU KNOW… WISDOM is God’s GRACIOUS CREATION? and as such WISDOM is INHERENT in the created order. God alone knows where WISDOM DWELLS and where it ORIGINATED! 11

Job 28: 12, 20 -21 [12] “But WHERE can WISDOM be FOUND? And WHERE

Job 28: 12, 20 -21 [12] “But WHERE can WISDOM be FOUND? And WHERE is the place of UNDERSTANDING? ” 12

[20] “Where then does WISDOM come from? And where is the place of UNDERSTANDING?

[20] “Where then does WISDOM come from? And where is the place of UNDERSTANDING? [21] Thus it is HIDDEN from the EYES of ALL LIVING…. ” 13 Job 28: 12, 20 -21

Where IS Wisdom Found? God is the Master, and the Creator, and the Giver

Where IS Wisdom Found? God is the Master, and the Creator, and the Giver of Wisdom! 14

Proverbs 8: 22 – Wisdom speaks, “The LORD POSSESSED me at the BEGINNING of

Proverbs 8: 22 – Wisdom speaks, “The LORD POSSESSED me at the BEGINNING of His way, BEFORE His works of old. ” 15

God employed WISDOM as His master craftsman in creation! Psalm 104: 24 O LORD,

God employed WISDOM as His master craftsman in creation! Psalm 104: 24 O LORD, how many are Thy works! IN WISDOM Thou hast made them all, the earth is full of Thy possessions. 16

Jeremiah 10: 12 It is He Who made the earth by His POWER, Who

Jeremiah 10: 12 It is He Who made the earth by His POWER, Who established the world by His WISDOM, and by His UNDERSTANDING He has stretched out the heavens. 17 God employed WISDOM as His master craftsman in creation!

Because of What God has Done… Psalm 90: 12 So teach us to number

Because of What God has Done… Psalm 90: 12 So teach us to number our days, That we may present to Thee A HEART of WISDOM. 18

Proverbs 8: 35 [35] “For the one FINDING ME (wisdom) FINDS LIFE and OBTAINS

Proverbs 8: 35 [35] “For the one FINDING ME (wisdom) FINDS LIFE and OBTAINS FAVOR from the LORD. 19 Because of What God has Done…

Proverbs 8: 36 [36] But the one SINNING AGAINST ME (wisdom) INJURES themself, all

Proverbs 8: 36 [36] But the one SINNING AGAINST ME (wisdom) INJURES themself, all those who HATE ME LOVE DEATH. ” 20 Because of What God has Done…

Where IS Wisdom Found? Illustration of Two Women, “Wisdom” and “Folly”! 21

Where IS Wisdom Found? Illustration of Two Women, “Wisdom” and “Folly”! 21

The Woman “FOLLY” – Proverbs 9: 13 [13] The woman of FOLLY is BOISTEROUS,

The Woman “FOLLY” – Proverbs 9: 13 [13] The woman of FOLLY is BOISTEROUS, she is NAIVE, and KNOWS NOTHING. 22

The Woman “FOLLY” – Proverbs 9: 14 -18 [14] And she sits at the

The Woman “FOLLY” – Proverbs 9: 14 -18 [14] And she sits at the doorway of her house, on a seat by the high places of the city, [15] calling to those who pass by, who are making their PATHS STRAIGHT, 23

[16] “Whoever is NAIVE, let him turn in here, ” And to the one

[16] “Whoever is NAIVE, let him turn in here, ” And to the one LACKING UNDERSTANDING she says, [17] “Stolen water is SWEET; And bread eaten in secret is PLEASANT. " 24 The Woman “FOLLY” – Proverbs 9: 14 -18

[18] But they DO NOT KNOW that the DEAD are there, that HER GUESTS

[18] But they DO NOT KNOW that the DEAD are there, that HER GUESTS are in the DEPTHS of SHEOL. The Woman “FOLLY” – Proverbs 9: 14 -187 25

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 1 [1] WISDOM has BUILT HER HOUSE, she

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 1 [1] WISDOM has BUILT HER HOUSE, she has hewn out her SEVEN PILLARS; 26

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 4 -6 [4] “Whoever is NAIVE, let him

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 4 -6 [4] “Whoever is NAIVE, let him turn in here!” To the one LACKING UNDERSTANDING she says, 27

[5] “Come, eat of MY FOOD, and drink of the WINE I have MIXED.

[5] “Come, eat of MY FOOD, and drink of the WINE I have MIXED. [6] FORSAKE your FOLLY and LIVE and proceed in the way of UNDERSTANDING. ” 28 The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 4 -6

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 7 -8 [7] The one CORRECTING a SCOFFER

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 7 -8 [7] The one CORRECTING a SCOFFER gets DISHONOR for himself, and the one REPROVING a WICKED man gets INSULTS for himself. 29

[8] DO NOT REPROVE a SCOFFER, LEAST they HATE you, REPROVE the one who

[8] DO NOT REPROVE a SCOFFER, LEAST they HATE you, REPROVE the one who is WISE, and they will LOVE you. 30 The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 7 -8

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 9 [9] Give INSTRUCTION to one who IS

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 9 [9] Give INSTRUCTION to one who IS WISE, and they will BE STILL WISER, TEACH one who IS RIGHTEOUS, and they will INCREASE IN their LEARNING. 31

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 10 [10] REVERENTIAL FEAR of the LORD is

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 10 [10] REVERENTIAL FEAR of the LORD is the BEGINNING of WISDOM, and the KNOWLEDGE of the HOLY ONE IS UNDERSTANDING. 32

Proverbs 8: 13 [13] “REVERENTIAL FEAR of the LORD is to HATE EVIL. PRIDE

Proverbs 8: 13 [13] “REVERENTIAL FEAR of the LORD is to HATE EVIL. PRIDE and ARROGANCE and the EVIL WAY, and the PERVERTED MOUTH I HATE. 33 The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 10

Job 28: 28 [28] “And to mankind He said, ‘Behold, the REVERENTIAL FEAR of

Job 28: 28 [28] “And to mankind He said, ‘Behold, the REVERENTIAL FEAR of the LORD, that is WISDOM; and to DEPART FROM EVIL is UNDERSTANDING’. ” 34 The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 8: 10

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 11 [11] For BY ME (wisdom) your DAYS

The Woman “WISDOM” – Proverbs 9: 11 [11] For BY ME (wisdom) your DAYS WILL BE MULTIPLIED, and YEARS of WILL BE ADDED to you. 35

Will you EAT the FOOD and DRINK the WINE of WISDOM and gain UNDERSTANDING?

Will you EAT the FOOD and DRINK the WINE of WISDOM and gain UNDERSTANDING? 36

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