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Who's Wise?

Updated on October 14, 2012

"Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding."> Pro 4:6-7

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.> Romans 11:25-35

*All the videos about learning from trials are very short and taught very well I hope you enjoy them!

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep

in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as

doves">Matthew 10:16

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.>1 John 4:1

To Jesus the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.

 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

 And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

 This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.

 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. >John 10

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"Stay alert. This is hazardous work I'm assigning you.

You're going to be like sheep running

through a wolf pack, so don't call attention to yourselves.

Be as cunning as a snake, inoffensive as a dove. Matt 10;16

Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline > Prov 1:7

Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything. If you need wisdom -- if you want to know what God wants you to do -- ask him, and he will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking.> James 1:2-5

You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.> Heb 10:36

You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near.> James 5:8

and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;> 2 Peter 1:6

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.> Heb 12:1

We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.> Heb 6:12

These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.> 1 Peter 1:7

Jesus said that we should be wise as serpents, but how are serpents wise?

Genesis 3:1- says that the serpent was more "crafty" than any of the beasts of the field, and the same word is used a number of times in Proverbs--often translated as "prudent." A crafty man conceals what he knows (Pro 12:23).

The crafty man acts knowingly, not impulsively (Pro13:16). The crafty man is not gullible but considers his steps (Pro 14:15).

Crafty men see evil coming and step aside to avoid it (Pro 22:3; 27:12).

A related word is used in Pro 15:5, where the prudent accept correction. These are some ways to imitate the "craftiness" of serpents as we minister as sheep in a world of wolves (Matthew 10:16).

  1. [1] Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
  2. [2] And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
  3. [4] And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
  4. [13] And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
  5. [14] And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
  1. [17] Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. > Gen3

I will be as wise as that serpent the devil.

I will seek God's will in my life.

Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise > Prov 19:20                    

 I will stay in the safety of God's shelter and follow Him alone to victory!I will not allow the devil to steal, kill and trick me anymore! I have had enough!God's way is best, I've learned this through seeing the difference of what obedience and disobedience to God has caused.

                                                                                                                                            Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Those who listen to the word but do not do what it says are like people who look at their faces in a mirror and, after looking at themselves, go away and immediately forgot what they look like. Those who look intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continue in it, not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it-they will be blessed in what they do.>James 1:22-25

Through warnings from God listened to and not listened to. God is merciful and gives a way out of self willed destruction if we will just believe and trust Him!

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.> 1 Peter 5:6

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Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.> 1 Peter 5:9

When we come out we really have more to show than battle scars, We now are prepared to take satan head on.

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.>Eph 6;11

We know more of how he works, his strategies against us, and how to avoid that snare again.

and do not give the devil a foothold.>Eph 4:27

What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger and that's really true if you refuse to go through hell again.

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.>1 Peter 5;8

By not taking that enticing bait again knowing there's a hook there to bring you down to your lowest, most miserable state once again.

Know also that wisdom is sweet to your soul; if you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off >Prov 24:14

Realize with each blow we open ourself to brings us even closer to death because we now have more knowledge about this path of tricks!

The path of life leads upward for the wise to keep him from going down to the grave.> Prov 15:24

Adultery, hate, drinking too much, drugs, lies & on and on we have learned it all brings misery not pleasure.

Once the consequences have set in, Then we wish we would have never done any of these things. Because we are now so very very miserable!

Even leaving God's presence alone brings misery!

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I learned the hard way, but thank God I learned!

You see we all go through dark times where it seems like we are overwhelmed, we are actually in satan's territory getting beat up & beat down to an extent!

All because we stepped out of bounds,out of safety into one of his traps. All trials aren't from disobedience. Some is the resistance from satan trying to bluff and try to get us to give up.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.> James 4:7

God allowed me to go through this cause & effect until I decided to fully trust Him and take authority in Jesus name, and to repent as in completly turn from the sins that were causing me to stumble!

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us> Heb 12:1

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.> Gal 5:1

So it'll always be Serve God or be tricked to serve satan the snake with his evil motives to kill, steal & destroy you & this old world.

God is so full of mercy & love, He causes us to learn from our mistakes.

To make us unmovable like iron, steel, mount Zion.

Obedience saves our lives once God has showed us it is all for our good, for our best interest, to bless us for giving Him the glory.

It's all worth it, every bit of hell I've tasted!

Now satan is trembling because he thought he had me, but in shock once again God is so awesome restoring me, fully trained, ready to fight, not going to bow down to death anymore, and for His glory I do stand!

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That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.>1 JOHN 1

I thought, “Wisdom is better than foolishness, just as light is better than darkness > Ecc 2:13

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him > James 1:5

Lessons in Obedience

Have you learned that obedience to God is the best way, rather then let the enemy steal, kill and destroy your life?

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    • heavenbound5511 profile image

      heavenbound5511 7 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

      Thanks Michael!

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      Isaiah Michael 7 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      Another great hub heavenbound, I look forward to reading more of your hubs