Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' [^3]
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief.
Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.
Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities —his eternal power and divine nature —have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.
A fool spurns a parent's discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.