Sunday, October 01, 2006

True Wisdom

"Be not wise in thine own eyes: Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It shall be health unto thy navel, and marrow to thy bones."--Proverbs 3:7-8

"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate." --Wisdom speaking in Proverbs 8:13

"The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding." --Proverbs 9:10

"...But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil." --Proverbs 13:19b

"A wise man feareth and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth and is confident." --Proverbs 14:16

"By mercy and truth iniquity is purged; and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil." --Proverbs 16:6

"Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show his works out of good conduct and with the meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envy and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. Such wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envy and strife are, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of those who make peace." --James 3:13-18