I Am Wisdom, I Empower You With Good Sense

I am wisdom, and I am calling out to you. Get the ability to think, you who do not know better. Those with good sense know that what I say is true.

Updated: Tuesday, September 12, 2023

I Am Wisdom, I Empower You With Good Sense

"I Am Wisdom"

STM Bible Snack

Proverbs 8:1-5 [read Proverbs 8:1-11 (1-5)]
Like a person, wisdom calls out to you. Understanding raises her voice. 2 On the hilltops along the road and at the crossroads, she stands calling. 3 She stands beside the city gates. At the entrances into the city, she calls out:
4 “People, I’m calling out to you. I am shouting to all people. 5 You who do not know better, get the ability to think. You who are foolish, get understanding. (ICB)
KJV: Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice? 2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. 3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. 5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Evidence of wisdom

Proverbs 8:10-11 [read Proverbs 8:1-11 (10-11)]
Choose discipline over silver and knowledge over the finest gold. 11 Wisdom is better than pearls, and nothing you desire compares with her. (ERV)
KJV: Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. 11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

“I am wisdom”

Proverbs 8:12-13 [read Proverbs 8:12-21 (12-13)]
12 “I am wisdom, and I have good judgment. I also have knowledge and good sense. 13 If you respect the Lord, you will also hate evil. I hate pride and bragging, evil ways and lies. (NCV)
KJV: I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. 13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Wisdom leads people to live right

Proverbs 8:20-21 [read Proverbs 8:12-21 (20-21)]
I lead people the right way—along the paths of justice. 21 I give riches to those who love me, and I fill their houses with treasures. (ERV)
KJV: I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: 21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

She is very valuable

Proverbs 3:15 and 18 [read Proverbs 3:13-18 (15 and 18)]
Wisdom is more valuable than jewels; nothing you could want can compare with it. 18 Those who become wise are happy; wisdom will give them life. (GNT)
KJV: She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

Get wisdom

Proverbs 4:7-8 [read Proverbs 4:1-9 (7-8)]
To start being wise you must first get wisdom. No matter what it costs, get understanding. 8 Value wisdom highly, and she will lift you up. Hold her close, and she will honor you. (NIRV)
KJV: Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

I Empower You With Good Sense

Proverbs 8:14 [read Proverbs 8:12-21 (14)]
I have advice and good sense [sound wisdom; resourcefulness; ability], and I have understanding and power [strength]. (EXB)
KJV: Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.


Proverbs 11:12 [read Proverbs 11:12]
People without good sense [who lack sense/heart] find fault with [despise; belittle] their neighbors, but those with understanding keep quiet. (EXB)
KJV: He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
Proverbs 19:8 [read Proverbs 19:8]
The one who acquires good sense [wisdom] loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success. (CSB)
KJV: He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Building a home/family

Through Godly wisdom and understanding. we establish a good strong family (home – life).
Proverbs 24:3-4 [read Proverbs 24:3-4]
Through [skillful and godly] wisdom a house [a life, a home, a family] is built, And by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation], 4 And by knowledge its rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches. (AMP)
KJV: Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: 4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

Wisdom strengthens and protects the wise (Ecclesiastes 7:19). “The proof of wisdom is in the actions it produces” (Matthew 11:19 CJB). So I encourage you to get wisdom. After all, I am wisdom, I empower you with good sense!

Thank you for taking the time to read this Bible snack. I urge you to make full use of it. Blessings to you and your loved ones— Tim. ☺

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