20 Bible Verses To Pray For God’s Wisdom
Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible Verses To Pray For God’s Wisdom.
Simply, wisdom is the correct application of knowledge. There is godly wisdom and there is wisdom of men. Godly wisdom is the ultimate. It teaches us all things. Apart from making man wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus, its principles guide us in our private and public lives.
Man is a social creature, living in a society with other people who do not share with him his privacy and intimacy. Indeed, man is not only a private person but public citizen. So, in every social grouping – the church, workplace, school, association or unions, peer groups, etc., man interacts with people from different backgrounds. In all these, we can find wisdom in God’s word on how we can best live in our various communities.
It is godly wisdom that is needed to live in peace. Godly wisdom can be measured by the depth of one’s character. On the other hand, have you ever known anyone who claimed to be wise, but acted foolishly? Foolishness (like envy, strife, etc.) are devilish. It leads to disorder, but godly wisdom leads to peace and goodness.We can get godly wisdom by reading the Bible and adhering to its teachings.
Seeking God’s wisdom and living by it guarantees a peaceful society. Don’t be wise in your own eyes. Here are 20 Bible verses to pray for God’s wisdom.
1. Colossians 3:16
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
2. James 1:1-27
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
3. Proverbs 8:11-12
For wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her. “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.
4. Ecclesiastes 7:25
I turned my heart to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the scheme of things, and to know the wickedness of folly and the foolishness that is madness.
5. Colossians 2:2-3
That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
6. Colossians 4:5-6
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
7. Daniel 2:23
To you, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, for you have given me wisdom and might, and have now made known to me what we asked of you, for you have made known to us the king’s matter.
8. Ecclesiastes 2:26
For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.
9. 1 Corinthians 2:1-10
And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
10. Proverbs 3:13-18
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
11. Ephesians 1:16-19
I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might.
12. Proverbs 24:3-7
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might, for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory. Wisdom is too high for a fool; in the gate he does not open his mouth.
13. James 1:5-6
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
14. James 3:17
But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.
15. Luke 21:15
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.
16. Proverbs 16:16
How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
17. Proverbs 2:6
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
18. Proverbs 19:20
Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
19. Psalm 90:12
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
20. Proverbs 13:10
By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.