And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purpose.
for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.
Let no one deceive himself. If any one among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become a fool so that he may become wise.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or hypocrisy.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
And have you forgotten the exhortation which addresses you as sons? »My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,nor lose courage when you are rebuked by him.
For those whom the Lord loves he disciplines,and he scourges every son whom he receives.«
Be careful, then, how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise,
making the most of your time, because the days are evil.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,
knowing that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
The queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.
to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
Let your speech always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone.
Oh, the depth of the riches and of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and his ways past finding out!
but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness,
but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.
For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
Yet you do not know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.
that their hearts may be encouraged as they are knit together in love, to have all the riches of assured understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, that is, Christ himself,
in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen.
This is the third time I am coming to you. Every charge must be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses.
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his deeds in the humility of wisdom.
Yet we do speak a wisdom among the mature, a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away.
But we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and which God destined for our glory before the ages.
Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.«
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
»Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.