Wisdom and Folly

(A) WISDOM (Select Readings Job 28:12-28; Pr 3:13-24; 4:1-13)

#Job 28:12-28 Pr 3:13-24 4:1-13

(1) Of Christ #Isa 11:2 Mt 13:54 Lu 2:40 1Co 1:24 Col 2:3

(2) Of God #Job 12:13 Ps 104:24 Pr 3:19 Jer 10:7 Da 2:20 Ro 11:33 16:27 1Co 1:25

(3) True Wisdom, General References to

  • The Fear of God Constitutes #Job 28:28
  • Experience Augments #Job 32:7 Ps 111:10 Pr 1:20
  • The Supreme Acquisition #Pr 4:7 9:1
  • Apprehends Divine Truth #Ho 14:9
  • Lays an Immovable Foundation #Mt 7:24 1Co 2:6 12:8
  • The Scriptures, the Source of #2Ti 3:15
  • Full of Spiritual Fruits #Jas 3:17 1Jo 2:20

(4) Prayer for #2Ch 1:10 Ps 90:12 Pr 2:3 Eph 1:17 Col 1:9 Jas 1:5

(5) The Preciousness of #Job 28:16 Pr 3:13 3:14 8:11 Ec 2:13 7:19

(6) Promised #Pr 2:6 Ec 2:26 Dan 2:21 Lu 21:15 Jas 1:5

(7) The Search for #Job 28:12,20 Ps 119:169 Pr 2:4 Ec 1:13 2:12 7:25 8:16

(8) The Call of #Pr 1:20 8:1 9:3

(9) Examples of Men Possessing #1Ki 4:31 10:3 Da 1:20 Ac 6:10

(10) Wise Men, General References to #Ge 41:8 Es 1:13 Da 2:13,48 Mt 2:1

(B) UNDERSTANDING, spiritual, general references to

#De 4:6 1Ch 22:12 Ps 119:104 Pr 2:6 8:14 11:12 13:15 Pr 14:29 17:27 2Ti 2:7

(C) DIVINE OMNISCIENCE

(1) Of Christ #Joh 2:24 16:30 21:17 Ac 1:24

(2) Of God #Job 26:6 31:4 34:21 Ps 147:5 Heb 4:13 1Jo 3:20

(D) WORLDLY WISDOM, General References to

#Isa 29:14 47:10 Jer 4:22 Eze 28:4 Ro 1:22 1Co 1:19 2:6 3:19,20 2Co 1:20 Col 2:23 Jas 3:15

(E) FOLLY of men

(1) General References to #Ps 49:13 Pr 14:8 15:14 18:13 26:11 Ec 2:13 10:1

(2) Fools, Characteristics of

  • Atheism #Ps 53:1
  • Slander #Pr 10:18
  • Mocking at Sin #Pr 14:9
  • Despising Instruction #Pr 15:5
  • Contentiousness #Pr 18:6
  • Meddlesomeness #Pr 20:3
  • Self-confidence #Pr 28:26 Ec 7:9
  • Dishonesty #Jer 17:11 Mt 7:26
  • Hypocrisy #Lu 11:39,40 12:20 Ro 1:22 Eph 5:15

(3) The Simple Deceived by #Pr 1:22 7:7 8:5 14:15 22:3 Ho 7:11

(4) Sure to Manifest itself #Pr 12:23 15:2 18:2 Ec 5:3 10:3 2Ti 3:9