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Understanding and Guidance

  • Proverbs 2:6 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
  • Proverbs 4:7 – The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
  • Proverbs 8:11 – For wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.
  • Proverbs 9:10 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
  • Proverbs 18:2 – Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
  • Proverbs 19:20 – Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
  • Proverbs 24:3 – By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established.
  • James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
  • James 3:17 – But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

The Fear of the Lord

  • Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
  • Proverbs 10:27 – The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
  • Proverbs 14:26 – In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.
  • Proverbs 14:27 – The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death.
  • Proverbs 15:16 – Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.
  • Proverbs 16:6 – Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided.
  • Proverbs 19:23 – The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
  • Proverbs 22:4 – Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.
  • Psalm 111:10 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.
  • Psalm 112:1 – Blessed are those who fear the Lord, who find great delight in his commands.

Wisdom and Speech

  • Proverbs 10:19 – When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
  • Proverbs 12:18 – The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
  • Proverbs 15:1 – A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
  • Proverbs 15:2 – The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.
  • Proverbs 16:24 – Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
  • Proverbs 17:27 – The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
  • Proverbs 18:4 – The words of the mouth are deep waters, but the fountain of wisdom is a rushing stream.
  • Proverbs 18:20 – From the fruit of their mouth a person’s stomach is filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.
  • Ecclesiastes 10:12 – Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.
  • James 3:13 – Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

Wisdom in Action

  • Proverbs 3:27 – Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
  • Proverbs 11:2 – When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
  • Proverbs 13:20 – Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
  • Proverbs 20:22 – Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you.
  • Proverbs 24:29 – Do not say, “I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.”
  • Proverbs 25:21-22 – If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.
  • Proverbs 27:12 – The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.
  • Proverbs 28:26 – Those who trust in themselves are fools, but those who walk in wisdom are kept safe.
  • Philippians 4:8-9 – Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
  • James 2:17 – In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Wisdom and Wealth

  • Proverbs 3:13-14 – Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
  • Proverbs 8:18-19 – With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver.
  • Proverbs 11:4 – Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.
  • Proverbs 13:11 – Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.
  • Proverbs 22:1 – A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
  • Proverbs 22:2 – The rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all.
  • Proverbs 28:20 – A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished.
  • Ecclesiastes 5:10 – Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income. This too is meaningless.
  • Matthew 6:24 – No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
  • 1 Timothy 6:17-19 – Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

Wisdom’s Protection

  • Proverbs 2:11 – Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
  • Proverbs 2:12-16 – Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways.
  • Proverbs 4:6 – Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.
  • Proverbs 4:9 – She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.
  • Proverbs 14:16 – The wise fear the Lord and shun evil, but a fool is hotheaded and yet feels secure.
  • Proverbs 18:10 – The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
  • Proverbs 19:8 – The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
  • Proverbs 28:18 – Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved, but he who is crooked will fall all at once.
  • Ephesians 6:11 – Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
  • Philippians 4:7 – And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Wisdom’s Rewards

  • Proverbs 3:16-18 – Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.
  • Proverbs 8:34-35 – Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord.
  • Proverbs 9:11 – For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.
  • Proverbs 12:14 – From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.
  • Proverbs 24:14 – Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
  • Proverbs 29:11 – Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.
  • Ecclesiastes 7:11 – Wisdom, like an inheritance, is a good thing and benefits those who see the sun.
  • Ecclesiastes 7:12 – For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.
  • Matthew 5:9 – Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
  • James 3:18 – Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.

Wisdom and Relationships

  • Proverbs 11:12 – Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.
  • Proverbs 13:20 – Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.
  • Proverbs 15:22 – Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
  • Proverbs 17:17 – A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
  • Proverbs 27:9 – Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.
  • Proverbs 27:17 – As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
  • Proverbs 31:10-11 – A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.
  • Ephesians 4:2-3 – Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
  • Ephesians 4:32 – Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
  • 1 Peter 4:8 – Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

Wisdom and Discipline

  • Proverbs 1:2-3 – For gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair.
  • Proverbs 5:12-13 – You will say, “How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors.”
  • Proverbs 6:23 – For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life.
  • Proverbs 12:1 – Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
  • Proverbs 13:1 – A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
  • Proverbs 15:31-32 – Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise. Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding.
  • Proverbs 16:22 – Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools.
  • Proverbs 23:12 – Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.
  • Hebrews 12:11 – No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
  • Revelation 3:19 – Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent.

Wisdom’s Call to the Simple

  • Proverbs 1:22-23 – “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings.”
  • Proverbs 8:5 – You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it.
  • Proverbs 9:4-6 – “Let all who are simple come to my house!” To those who have no sense she says, “Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live; walk in the way of insight.”
  • Proverbs 14:18 – The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
  • Proverbs 21:11 – When a mocker is punished, the simple gain wisdom; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.
  • Proverbs 22:3 – The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
  • Proverbs 27:12 – The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.
  • Ecclesiastes 9:16 – So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.
  • Matthew 11:25 – At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.”
  • 1 Corinthians 1:27 – But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.

Wisdom as a Foundation

  • Proverbs 3:19 – The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens.
  • Proverbs 10:25 – When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
  • Proverbs 24:5 – A wise man has great power, and a knowledgeable man increases strength.
  • Proverbs 24:27 – Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.
  • Matthew 7:24-25 – “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.”
  • 1 Corinthians 3:10-11 – By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.
  • Ephesians 2:20 – built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
  • Colossians 2:2-3 – My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
  • 2 Timothy 3:15-17 – and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
  • James 3:13 – Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

Wisdom and the Heart

  • Proverbs 2:10 – For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
  • Proverbs 14:33 – Wisdom rests in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she is known.
  • Proverbs 15:14 – The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.
  • Proverbs 16:21 – The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.
  • Proverbs 16:23 – The heart of the wise makes their mouth prudent and their lips promote instruction.
  • Proverbs 23:15-16 – My son, if your heart is wise, then my heart will be glad indeed; my inmost being will rejoice when your lips speak what is right.
  • Matthew 12:35 – A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.
  • Luke 2:19 – But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
  • Romans 10:8-10 – But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
  • Hebrews 4:12 – For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Wisdom and Creation

  • Job 28:20-27 – “Where then does wisdom come from? Where does understanding dwell?… God understands the way to it and he alone knows where it dwells,… And he said to the human race, ‘The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.'”
  • Proverbs 3:19-20 – “By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.”
  • Psalm 104:24 – “How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.”
  • Psalm 136:5 – “Who by his understanding made the heavens, His love endures forever.”
  • Jeremiah 10:12 – “But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.”
  • Proverbs 8:22-31 – “The Lord brought me forth as the first of his works,… I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be… then I was constantly at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence.”
  • Psalm 33:6 – “By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.”
  • Psalm 147:4-5 – “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.”
  • John 1:3 – “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”
  • Colossians 1:16 – “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”

Wisdom’s Virtue

  • Proverbs 2:7 – “He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.”
  • Proverbs 11:30 – “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.”
  • Proverbs 12:8 – “A man is praised according to his wisdom, but men with warped minds are despised.”
  • Proverbs 20:28 – “Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.”
  • Proverbs 22:4 – “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.”
  • Ecclesiastes 7:19 – “Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful than ten rulers in a city.”
  • Daniel 2:20-21 – “Daniel said, ‘Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.'”
  • Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
  • James 3:13 – “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”
  • 2 Peter 1:5-7 – “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.”

Wisdom and Leadership

  • Deuteronomy 1:13 – “Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you.”
  • 2 Samuel 23:3 – “The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: ‘When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God.'”
  • Proverbs 8:15-16 – “By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; by me princes govern, and nobles—all who rule on earth.”
  • Proverbs 28:2 – “When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.”
  • Proverbs 29:14 – “If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.”
  • Isaiah 11:2-3 – “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of might, the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.”
  • Romans 13:1 – “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”
  • Titus 1:7-9 – “Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.”
  • 1 Peter 5:2-3 – “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.”
  • James 3:1 – “Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.”

Wisdom in Decision Making

  • Proverbs 2:6-9 – “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.”
  • Proverbs 11:14 – “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.”
  • Proverbs 15:22 – “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”
  • Proverbs 16:1 – “To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the proper answer of the tongue.”
  • Proverbs 16:3 – “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
  • Proverbs 18:15 – “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.”
  • Proverbs 20:18 – “Plans are established by seeking advice; so if you wage war, obtain guidance.”
  • Acts 6:3 – “Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them.”
  • James 1:5 – “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
  • James 3:17 – “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”

Wisdom and God’s Word

  1. Psalm 19:7 – “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.”
  2. Psalm 119:98-100 – “Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me. I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes. I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.”
  3. Psalm 119:130 – “The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.”
  4. Psalm 119:160 – “All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.”
  5. Proverbs 30:5 – “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”
  6. 2 Timothy 2:15 – “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
  7. Hebrews 4:12 – “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”
  8. James 1:22 – “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
  9. 1 Peter 2:2 – “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.”
  10. 2 Peter 1:19 – “We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”

The Contrast Between Wisdom and Folly

  1. Proverbs 10:1 – “A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.”
  2. Proverbs 12:15 – “The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”
  3. Proverbs 14:1 – “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”
  4. Proverbs 14:8 – “The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception.”
  5. Proverbs 14:24 – “The wealth of the wise is their crown, but the folly of fools yields folly.”
  6. Proverbs 15:5 – “A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.”
  7. Proverbs 17:24 – “A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.”
  8. Proverbs 18:2 – “Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.”
  9. Ecclesiastes 2:13 – “I saw that wisdom is better than folly, just as light is better than darkness.”
  10. Ecclesiastes 10:2 – “The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.”

Wisdom and Understanding

  1. Proverbs 4:5 – “Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.”
  2. Proverbs 4:11 – “I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.”
  3. Proverbs 16:16 – “How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!”
  4. Proverbs 17:27 – “Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.”
  5. Proverbs 20:5 – “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.”
  6. Proverbs 21:30 – “There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.”
  7. Ecclesiastes 7:14 – “When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future.”
  8. Ecclesiastes 8:1 – “Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person’s wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance.”
  9. Daniel 1:17 – “To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.”
  10. Colossians 1:9 – “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.”

The Reward of Humility and Fear of the Lord

  1. Proverbs 15:33 – “Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord, and humility comes before honor.”
  2. Proverbs 18:12 – “Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.”
  3. Proverbs 22:4 – “The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.”
  4. Isaiah 66:2 – “Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?” declares the Lord. “These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at my word.”
  5. Micah 6:8 – “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
  6. Matthew 5:5 – “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”
  7. Matthew 23:12 – “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
  8. Luke 14:11 – “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
  9. James 4:6 – “But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'”
  10. 1 Peter 5:5 – “In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.'”