Wisdom That Seems Foolish To Man

The Word

The Word of God is replete with sound teachings, which if used properly, lead to great gain. Where we are found wanting in wisdom, our father gives some to us upon our request. King Solomon fell in this category to great fame and prosperity.

Many inhabitants of the earth prefer to live without such wisdom to the effect that the amount of wisdom and folly co-exist. My surprise is compounded by the fact that most of it was recorded more than eight thousand years ago, long before modern authors were born. It is a humbling experience to peruse through what the Almighty categorizes as folly or negative wisdom. It all directs towards our lack of knowledge.

When we tinker with the unknown, we display our ineptitude. Scripture has beautifully relayed wise teachings through the King James Bible for all to drink. Some of it is quoted below. The beauty of the Word in King James’ Version of the bible helps in accentuating the deeper implications in the teachings. Herein lies your life. Prop up your legs and read on.

Job 4:21 Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.

Job 12:12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Job 12:13 With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

Job 12:16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Job 28:20 Whence then cometh wisdom? And where is the place of understanding?

Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Job 32:7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

Job 32:13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

Job 33:33 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.

Job 36:5 Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

Job 38:36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

Psalms 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.

Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Psalms 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth forever.

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

The Wisdom in the Word

Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 5:1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

Proverbs 7:4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:

Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

Proverbs 8:14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

Proverbs 9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Proverbs 10:13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. {of understanding: Heb. of heart}

Proverbs 10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

Proverbs 10:31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

Proverbs 11:2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 11:12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Proverbs 12:8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Proverbs 14:33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

Proverbs 15:21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Proverbs 18:4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

Proverbs 29:3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Ecclesiastes 1:17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 1:18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 2:12 And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.

Ecclesiastes 2:13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.

Ecclesiastes 2:21 For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.

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.

Ecclesiastes 7:12 For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

Ecclesiastes 7:23 All this have I proved by wisdom: I said, I will be wise; but it was far from me.

Ecclesiastes 8:1 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.

Ecclesiastes 8:16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Ecclesiastes 9:13 This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me:

Ecclesiastes 9:15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

Ecclesiastes 9:16 Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.

Ecclesiastes 10:3 Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to everyone that he is a fool.

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

1Corinthians 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1Corinthians 1:22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

1Corinthians 1:24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1Corinthians 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

1Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory. (KJV)

To all this I say AMEN

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Anjili 4 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid Author

Hi Deborah,

It is so nice to hear from you and thank you very much for the compliments. I never knew how humourous God could be until I read through the bible.

It is encouraging to know you too appreciate His humour. It makes reading scripture fun.

Thanks again for voting my article up.

Will enjoy reading through yours too.

Sorry for the delay. Been on sick leave, but I'm back now


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Deborah Brooks 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

this is so awesome... great job... If people would read and study the bible the wisdom is there... great job.. Love this article.. I voted up and awesome....


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Anjili 5 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid Author

Hi Brinafr3sh,

Thanks for your expression of foresight laced with wisdom from above on matters of the heart. Where would we be without God's wisdom? It simply confounds the human soul. You are welcome again and again. Take care


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Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

Thanks Anjili awesome, the Father is wisdom; holy wisdom. With Godly-wisdom; we can live life better in every area of our lives.


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Anjili 5 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid Author

Hi samsons1,

I'm encouraged to note your keen interest in the references I made in the KJV bible. Although a few readers often experience difficulties in interpreting the english in it, I find it hard to believe that they can ignore the beauty hidden therein and the application thereof.You should perhaps see the funny ticklish angle to its usage in my hub "Humour from Above".

Thanks for your kind words and welcome again.


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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

up and beautiful! Though I have a number of translations, I find myself reaching for my KJV for the beauty I find in the words and application.

blessings...


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Anjili 5 years ago from planet earth, a humanoid Author

Thanks Lady_E for passing by.

May God fill you with the said wisdom

as you confront life's challenges.

Welcome again.


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Lady_E 5 years ago from London, UK

Great words of wisdom. May God help us to apply them.

Thanks. :)

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