Describing Wisdom and the Wise

Ephesians 1:17-18, eyes of your heart may be enlightenedHere are some short reflections that were directly inspired by Doug Blomberg and his book, Wisdom and Curriculum, Christian Schooling After Postmodernity. Blomberg was poetic to introduce a section of the book. I took his words, used some of them, adapted others, added my own. But his words were the inspiring source.

What I believe about WISDOM . . .

WISDOM is learned by living. We become wise by our experiments and explorations. Wisdom is always contextual, gained in a location, a space, a place.

WISDOM is expressed in a way of life. Wisdom habituates us and forms habits of the heart. (So does foolishness!)

The Bible on Wisdom

Where to Begin?
The Bible is so VAST in what it says about wisdom, it is hard to know where to start. But Proverbs 1:7 is surely a starting point contender!

If you want to study what the Bible has to say about wisdom, here are a few suggestions.

Read through the Book of Proverbs and underline every verse that mentions wisdom. Look at the context as well. Jot down your most significant impressions. Proverbs uses the word wisdom 55 times and word wise another 56 times.

Then read through Ecclesiastes. It uses the word wisdom 25 times and wise 23 times.

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