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recommended as the principal thing to gain?
"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom."- Prov. 4:7.
What will this
acquisition bring to those who obtain it?
"Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee
to honor, when thou dost
embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of
glory shall she deliver to thee." Prov. 4:8, 9.
How are the
things of earth to be compared to it?
"She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire
are not to be compared unto her." Prov. 3:15.
this precious acquirement?
"For the Lord giveth wisdom." Prov. 2:6.
How may one
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to
all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." James
What does this
"But let him ask in faith, nothing
wavering: for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind
and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the
Lord." James 1:6, 7.
What is the
beginning, or first state, of wisdom?
"The fear of the Lord is
the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His
commandments: His praise endureth forever." Ps. 111:10.
What has the
Saviour promised to those who will keep His words?
"If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him,
and We will come unto him, and make Our abode with him." John 14:23.
What among other
things, will the Spirit of God do for those who are thus favored?
"But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit; for the Spirit
searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God." 1 Cor. 2:10.
What is included
in these "deep things?"
"O Lord, how great are Thy works! and Thy thoughts are very deep."
How far may one
hope to know the mind of God regarding himself?
"Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God." Rom. 12:2.
How will he
appear who has been thus honored of God?
"Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing?
a man's wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall
be changed." Eccl. 8:1.
How many kinds
of wisdom are there?
"Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect; yet not the wisdom
of this world... But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the
hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory." 1
Cor. 2:6, 7.
How is worldly
wisdom regarded by God?
"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God." 1
What is the
character of that wisdom which comes from God?
"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without
partiality, and without hypocrisy." James