Libraries were once filled with people searching for information. And, most families owned a prized set of encyclopedias that were somewhat obsolete the moment they were purchased. Today, with the Internet and various other devices on our tablets and phones we have instant access to information on millions of subjects. You’ve probably heard the statement: We’re drowning in information, but starving for wisdom.
In life, we all make mistakes. Yet, the wise learn from their mistakes, and take steps to not repeat them. Followers of Christ have an advantage by reading, studying and following the greatest source of wisdom available on our planet: The Bible.
The Old Testament book of Proverbs is a timeless resource of practical instruction for wise living. May these selected Proverbs taken from The New American Standard Bible encourage you and increase your wisdom and understanding.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverb 1:7).
For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding (Proverb 2:6).
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom
And the man who gains understanding (Proverb 3:13).
A wise son accepts his father’s discipline,
But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke (Proverb 13:1).
He who walks with wise men will be wise,
But the companion of fools will suffer harm (Proverb 13:20).
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul;
He who keeps understanding will find good (Proverb 19:8).