Wisdom – Skillful Living in God’s Created World
Proverbs 22:1 NASB
A good name is to be more desired than great wealth.
Proverbs 10:9 NIV
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will
be found out.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.
Do not exalt yourself in the king’s presence, and do not claim a place among his
great men; 7 it is better for him to say to you, “Come up here,” than for him to
humiliate you before his nobles.
Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth, an outsider, and not your
Proverbs 22:9 NIV
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what
they have done.
One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but
comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will
Life Giving Speech/ Words
Proverbs 22:11 NIV
One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a
Gentle words bring life and health; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Kind words are like honey – sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its
A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight.
An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies.
Proverbs 22:21 NIV
Teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth
Proverbs 24:26 NLT
An honest answer is like a kiss of friendship
Proverbs 23:1-3 NIV
When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, 2 and put a knife
to your throat if you are given to gluttony. 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that
food is deceptive.
Proverbs 25:16 NIV If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you
Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.
Proverbs 24:23-25 NLT
It is wrong to show favoritism when passing judgment. A judge who says to the
wicked, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by many people and denounced by the
nations. But it will go well for those who convict the guilty; rich blessings will be
showered on them.
Proverbs 25:13 NIV
Like a snow-cooled drink at harvest time is a trustworthy messenger to the one
who sends him; he refreshes the spirit of his master.
Proverbs 25:15 NIV
Through patience a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a
Proverbs 26:12 NIV
Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than
“Be more interested in your character than your reputation, your character is
what you are, your reputation is what people think you are.”
Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised.