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The human body has been called the microcosm of the universe, a little world of wonders and a monument of divine wisdom and power, sufficient to convince the most incredulous mind of the existence of the Great Designer.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Creation

What we need now for quickening is not so much money and wisdom as the spirit of supplication. Pray for yourself until the new life is infused. When that new life comes, it will lead you to pray for others.

    Author: A.C. Dixon
    Topics: Prayer, Intercession

I wonder if there was ever a time when true spiritual worship was at a lower ebb. To great sections of the church, the art of worship has been lost entirely, and in its place has come that strange and foreign thing called the "program." This word has been borrowed from the stage and applied with sad wisdom to the public service which now passes for worship among us.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Worship

The danger may exceed thy resistance, but not God's assistance; the enemies' power may surpass thy strength, their subtlety outwit thy prudence, but neither can excel the wisdom and might of God that is with thee.

    Author: Abraham Wright
    Topics: Grace

If God gave light and wisdom, the religion of Jesus was soon learned; but without God, a man might study all his life long, and make no proficiency.

    Author: Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Light, God

No mind, no wisdom--temporary mind, temporary wisdom--eternal mind, eternal wisdom.

    Author: Adoniram Judson
    Topics: Wisdom

There is nothing more foolish than an act of wickedness; there is no wisdom equal to that of obeying God.

    Author: Albert Barnes
    Topics: Foolishness, Wisdom

True faith, by a mighty effort of the will, fixes its gaze on our Divine Helper, and there finds it possible and wise to lose its fears. It is madness to say, "I will not be afraid;" it is wisdom and peace to say, "I will trust and not be afraid."

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith

The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second, to know that which is true.
- Lucius Caelius Lactantius

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Wisdom, Discernment

Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
- Lucius Caelius Lactantius

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Fear, Wisdom

Now all the knowledge and wisdom that is in creatures, whether angels or men, is nothing else but a participation of that one eternal, immutable and increased wisdom of God.
- Ralph Cudworth

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Wisdom, Knowledge

Though, in debating with regard to theories, it be lawful to say whether this or that is consistent with the Divine attributes, yet, when we find that God has actually done any thing, all question about its justice, wisdom, and benevolence is forever out of place.
- Nehemiah Adams

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: God

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Patience, Wisdom

In the infinite wisdom of the Lord of all the earth, each event falls with exact precision into its proper place in the unfolding of His divine plan. Nothing, however small, however strange, occurs without His ordering, or without its particular fitness for its place in the working out of His purpose; and the end of all shall be the manifestation of His glory, and the accumulation of His praise.

    Author: B.B. Warfield
    Topics: Providence

Perfect goodness can never debate about the end to be attained, and perfect wisdom cannot debate about the means most suited to achieve it.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Wisdom

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Knowledge, Wisdom, Foolishness

Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into heavenly wisdom, and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God. We know not what prayer can do.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Prayer, Peace

Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength... It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: The Minister's Fainting Fits, Lectures to My Students, Lecture XI, 1856.
    Topics: Rest

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Knowledge, Wisdom

The boundless stores of Providence are engaged for the support of the believer. Christ is our Joseph, who has granaries full of wheat; but He does not treat us as Joseph did the Egyptians, for He opens the door of His storehouse and bids us call all the good therein our own. He has entailed upon His estate of Providence a perpetual charge of a daily portion for us, and He has promised that one day we shall clearly perceive that the estate itself has been well-farmed on our behalf and has always been ours. The axle of the wheels of the chariot of Providence is Infinite Love, and Gracious Wisdom is the perpetual charioteer.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Providence

Wisdom in scripture is, broadly speaking, the knowledge of God's world and the knack of fitting oneself into it.

    Author: Cornelius Plantinga
    Topics: Wisdom

The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery.

    Author: David Brainerd
    Topics: Atonement, Wisdom

Praying gives sense, brings wisdom, and broadens and strengthens the mind. The prayer closet is a perfect schoolteacher and schoolhouse for the preacher. Thought is not only brightened and clarified in prayer, but thought is born in prayer.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Preaching, Teachers

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

    Author: Edmund Burke
    Topics: Virtue, Wisdom, Liberty

God never witholds from His child that which His love and wisdom call good. God's refusals are always merciful- "severe mercies" at times but mercies all the same. God never denies us our hearts desire except to give us something better.

    Author: Elisabeth Elliot
    Topics: Mercy

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.

    Author: Francis Bacon
    Topics: Wisdom

There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.

    Author: Francis Bacon
    Topics: Happiness, Wisdom, Foolishness

I have learned that much of my spiritual progress does not come directly from God, but through my ability to humble myself and hear Him speak through imperfect people. In fact, I have discovered that it pleases Him to hide His manifold wisdom in a variety of people and denominational perspectives. I know that the more I humble myself to others, the broader my understanding of God has actually become.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Humility

Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.

    Author: Francis of Assisi
    Topics: Charity, Wisdom

No judge can stop us from praying for our country and I pray that on May 6, millions of Americans will join me in praying for our President, all of our elected leaders, and even for this unjust judge and all those who rule from the bench - that God would guide them and give them wisdom.

    Author: Franklin Graham
    Topics: Prayer, Wisdom

The Divine wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby we learn to do without them; not as a means whereby we escape evil, but as a means whereby we become strong to meet it.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Prayer

It is not a minister's wisdom but his conviction which imparts itself to others. Nothing gives life but life. Real flame alone kindles other flame; this was the power of the apostles: "We believe and therefore speak." Firm faith in what they spoke, that was the basis of the apostles' strength.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Faith, Wisdom

Men always talk about the most important things to perfect strangers. In the perfect stranger we perceive man himself; the image of a God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of wisdom of a mustache.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Life, Men

The more I work with the body, keeping my assumptions in a temporary state of reservation, the more I appreciate and sympathize with a given disease. The body no longer appears as a sick or irrational demon, but as a process with its own inner logic and wisdom.

    Author: George Macdonald
    Topics: Health, Wisdom

What is needed for happy effectual service is simply to put your work into the Lord's hand, and leave it there. Do not take it to Him in prayer, saying, "Lord, guide me, Lord, give me wisdom, Lord, arrange for me," and then arise from your knees, and take the burden all back, and try to guide and arrange for yourself. Leave it with the Lord, and remember that what you trust to Him you must not worry over nor feel anxious about. Trust and worry cannot go together.

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: Trust, Worry

Perhaps you began to question God's love or His wisdom. Maybe you were afraid to say that He was wrong, but you sort of said, "God, you deceived me in letting me believe that this was the right thing to do. Why didn't you stop me?" A whole lot of wrong things can happen if you try to look at God from the middle of circumstances.

    Author: Henry Blackaby
    Topics: God, Service, Circumstances

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Truth

Do not heed the jar of man's warring opinions. Let God be true and every man a liar. The Bible is the Bible still. If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God. You have an unction from the Holy One, and you know all things.

    Author: Horatius Bonar
    Topics: Holy Spirit, The Bible, Wisdom

Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Topics: Achievement, Wisdom, Goals

Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty. acknowledging our own littleness, distrusting our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Topics: Humility, Wisdom

Confidence that one's impressions are God-given is no guarantee that this is really so, even when they persist and grow stronger through long seasons of prayer. Bible-based wisdom must judge them.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Topics: Prayer, Wisdom, Judging

As every mercy is a drop obtained from the ocean of God's goodness, so every affliction is a drachm weighed out in the wisdom of God's providence.

    Author: James H. Aughey
    Topics: Mercy, Affliction, Providence

He who bears failure with patience is as much of a philosopher as he who succeeds; for to put up with the world needs as much wisdom as to control it.

    Author: James H. Aughey
    Topics: Patience, Wisdom, Failure

The ability to find fault is believed, by some people, to be a sure sign of great wisdom, when, in most cases, it only indicates narrowness of mind and ill nature.

    Author: James H. Aughey
    Topics: Hypocrisy

The wisdom of God appears in afflictions. By these He separates the sin which He hates, from the son whom He loves. By these thorns He keeps him from breaking over into Satan's pleasant pastures, which would fatten him indeed, but only to the slaughter.

    Author: James H. Aughey
    Topics: Affliction

A pure mind in a chaste body is the mother of wisdom and deliberation; sober counsels and ingenuous actions; open deportment and sweet carriage; sincere principles and unprejudiced understanding; love of God and self-denial; peace and confidence; holy prayers and spiritual comfort; and a pleasure of spirit infinitely greater than the sottish pleasure of unchastity.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Holiness, Wisdom, Comfort

The Lord's Prayer is short and mysterious, and, like the treasures of the Spirit, full of wisdom and latent senses: it is not improper to draw forth those excellencies which are intended and signified by every petition, that by so excellent an authority we may know what it is lawful to beg of God.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Prayer, Authority

The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living which are to be desired when dying.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Wisdom

God is completely sovereign. God is infinite in wisdom. God is perfect in love. God in His love always wills what is best for us. In His wisdom He always knows what is best, and in His sovereignty He has the power to bring it about.

    Author: Jerry Bridges
    Topics: God, Wisdom

The word "philosophy" simply means "a pursuit of wisdom, the purpose of life, and a search for Truth." However, this quest, because it originates with man, can never find the answers. In fact, man cannot reach God or know God by intellectual pursuit.

    Author: Jimmy Swaggart
    Topics: Philosophy

Zeal without knowledge is like a mettled horse without eyes, or like a sword in a madman's hand; and there is no knowledge where there is not the word: for if they reject the word of the Lord, and act not by that, 'What wisdom is in them?' saith the prophet (Jer 8:9; Isa 8:20).

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Ignorance, Knowledge, Zeal

The people of the Lord in humility are to lay themselves and their prayers, and all that they have, at the foot of their God, to be disposed of by him as he in his heavenly wisdom seeth best. Yet not doubting but God will answer the desire of his people that way that shall be most for their advantage and his glory. When the saints therefore do pray with submission to the will of God, it doth not argue that they are to doubt or question God's love and kindness to them. But because they at all times are not so wise, but that sometimes Satan may get that advantage of them, as to tempt them to pray for that which, if they had it, would neither prove to God's glory nor his people's good.

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Humility, Doubt, Submission

As Christ is the end of the Law and the Gospel and has within Himself all the treasures of wisdom and understanding, so also is He the mark at which all heretics aim and direct their arrows.

    Author: John Calvin
    Topics: Heresy

Experience is the Lord's school, and they who are taught by Him usually learn by the mistakes they make that in themselves they have no wisdom; and by their slips and falls, that they have no strength.

    Author: John Newton
    Topics: Humility

The instinct of brutes and insects can be the effect of nothing else than the wisdom and skill of a powerful ever living agent.

    Author: John Newton
    Topics: Creation

There is a signature of wisdom and power impressed on the works of God, which evidently distinguishes them from the feeble imitations of men.--Not only the splendor of the sun, but the glimmering light of the glowworm, proclaims his glory.

    Author: John Newton
    Topics: God, Power, Nature

The chief means for attaining wisdom, and suitable gifts for the ministry, are the Holy Scriptures, and prayer.

    Author: John Newton
    Topics: Wisdom, Gifts, Scripture

Faith upholds a Christian under all trials, by assuring him that every painful dispensation is under the direction of his Lord; that chastisements are a token of His love; that the season, measure, and continuance of his sufferings, are appointed by Infinite Wisdom, and designed to work for his everlasting good; and that grace and strength shall be afforded him, according to his need.

    Author: John Newton
    Source: Letters.
    Topics: Faith, Trials, Chastisement

Our wickedness shall not overpower the unspeakable goodness and mercy of God; our dullness shall not overpower God's wisdom, nor our infirmity God's omnipotence.

    Author: John of Kronstadt
    Source: My Life in Christ
    Topics: God

No man is the wiser for his learning; it may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon; but wit and wisdom are born with a man.

    Author: John Selden
    Topics: Learning, Wisdom

The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Power helpeth our infirmity in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Life ends our deadness in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Wisdom delivers us from ignorance in this holy art ofprayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Fire delivers us from coldness in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Might comes to our aid in our weakness as we pray.

    Author: Leonard Ravenhill
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Prayer

The harmlessness of the dove consists in not judging another; the wisdom of the serpent in distrusting ourselves.

    Author: Madame Guyon
    Topics: Humility, Judging

Riches are the pettiest and least worthy gifts which God can give a man. What are they to God's Word, to bodily gifts, such as beauty and health; or to the gifts of the mind, such as understanding, skill, wisdom! Yet men toil for them day and night, and take no rest. Therefore God commonly gives riches to foolish people to whom he gives nothing else.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Finances, Gifts, Foolishness

Science investigates - religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power. Religion gives man wisdom which is control.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: Religion, Wisdom, Knowledge

But the Wisdom of God, which is His only-begotten Son, being in all respects incapable of change or alteration, and every good quality in Him being essential, and such as cannot be changed and converted, His glory is therefore declared to be pure and sincere.

    Author: Origen
    Topics: Jesus

Our Lord never referred to unanswered prayer; he taught that prayers are always answered. He ever implied that prayers were answered rightly because of the Heavenly Father's wisdom.

    Author: Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Prayer

The fear of the Lord helps us recognize our accountability to God for the stewardship of leadership. It motivates us to seek the Lord's wisdom and understanding in difficult situations. And it challenges us to give our all to the Lord by serving those we lead with love and humility.

    Author: Paul Chappell
    Topics: Stewardship, Leadership

Storms can bring fear, cloud judgment, and create confusion. Yet God promises that as you seek Him through prayer, He will give you wisdom to know how to proceed. The only way you will survive the storm will be on your knees.

    Author: Paul Chappell
    Topics: Prayer

How can a mere finite human being be sure that infinite wisdom would not tolerate certain short-range evils in order for more long-range goods that we can't foresee.

    Author: Peter Kreeft
    Topics: Good and Evil

The churchyard is the market place where all things are rated at their true value, and those who are approaching it talk of the world and its vanities with a wisdom unknown before.

    Author: Richard Baxter
    Topics: Death

Wisdom prepares for the worst, but folly leaves the worst for the day when it comes.

    Author: Richard Cecil
    Topics: Wisdom

It requires as much reflection and wisdom to know what is not to be put into a sermon, as what is.

    Author: Richard Cecil
    Topics: Preaching

The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayer-less religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.

    Author: Samuel Chadwick
    Topics: Prayer

The Church is the Body of Christ, and the Spirit is the Spirit of Christ. He fills the Body, directs its movements, controls its members, inspires its wisdom, supplies it's strength. He guides into truth, sanctifies its agents, and empowers for witnessing. The Spirit has never abdicated His authority nor relegated His power.

    Author: Samuel Chadwick
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Authority, Witnessing

Confusion and impotence are the inevitable results when the wisdom and resources of the world are substituted for the presence and power of the Spirit.

    Author: Samuel Chadwick
    Topics: Holy Spirit

The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.

    Author: Samuel Chadwick
    Topics: Satan, Prayer

If every attribute of the Deity were a distinct member, holiness would be the soul to animate them. Without holiness His patience would be an indulgence to sin, His mercy a fondness, His wrath a madness, His power a tyranny, His wisdom an unworthy subtlety.Holiness gives decorum to them all.

    Author: Stephen Charnock
    Topics: Holiness

God doth not govern the world only by his will as an absolute monarch, but by his wisdom and goodness as a tender father. It is not his greatest pleasure to show his sovereign power, or his inconceivable wisdom, but his immense goodness, to which he makes the other attributes subservient.

    Author: Stephen Charnock
    Topics: God

As we trust God to give us wisdom for today's decisions, He will lead us a step at a time into what He wants us to be doing in the future.

    Author: Theodore Epp
    Topics: Trust, Wisdom, The Future

The highest and most profitable learning is the knowledge of ourselves. To have a low opinion of our own merits, and to think highly of others, is an evidence of wisdom.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Wisdom, Learning

Again, the glory of one attribute is more seen in one work than in another: in some things there is more of His goodness, in other things more of His wisdom is seen, and in others more of His power. But in the work of redemption all His perfections and excellencies shine forth in their greatest glory.

    Author: Thomas Boston
    Source: Of the Decrees of God, Commentary on the Shorter Catechism.
    Topics: Redemption

You may as soon fill a bag with wisdom, a chest with virtue, or a circle with a triangle, as the heart of man with anything here below. A man may have enough of the world to sink him, but he can never have enough to satisfy him.

    Author: Thomas Brooks
    Topics: Greed

If I trust in Christ, I believe in the wisdom of His commands as well as in the sincerity of His promises. God does not command me to believe in this or that promise of Christ. No, He tells me I must believe in the Lord Jesus Himself.

    Author: Tom Wells
    Source: Christian: Take Heart! 1987, p. 150.
    Topics: Believing

If you lack knowledge, go to school. If you lack wisdom, get on your knees! Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge.

    Author: Vance Havner
    Topics: Knowledge, Wisdom

After a person has forsaken his natural longings he obtains a genuinely restful life. Formerly he had many desires. To satisfy them he planned, plotted and contrived, exhausting every ounce of his wisdom and power. His heart was in constant turmoil. But that child of God who purely follows the spirit and seeks not his own pleasure is satisfied with what God gives to him: and his restlessness immediately ceases.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Contentment

When one tries to increase his knowledge by doing mental gymnastics over books without waiting upon God and looking to the guidance of the Holy Spirit, his soul is plainly in full swing. This will deplete his spiritual life. Because the fall of man was occasioned by seeking knowledge, God uses the foolishness of the cross to "destroy the wisdom of the wise."

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, The Cross, Knowledge

The self-confidence of a Christian is nothing but trusting in his wisdom, thinking he knows every teaching of the Scriptures and how to serve God.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Wisdom, Self-confidence, Scripture

It is highly dangerous to receive the truths of the Bible with human wisdom, for this is a hidden and subtle method which invariably causes a believer to perfect with his flesh the work of the Holy Spirit.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Wisdom, Holy Spirit, The Bible

(speaking of soulish believers). These follow their desires and ideas and seek sensual pleasure and mental wisdom. While they may be spiritual in knowledge, in point of fact they are soulish.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Reasoning

The fall of man was due to the love of knowledge and of wisdom. Satan is employing the same tactic today in order to retain the believer's soul as his operative center.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Selfishness, Knowledge

All the energies generated in the soul including talent, gift, knowledge and wisdom, cannot enable believers to bear spiritual fruit.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Character

Do we not realize that the basic condition for a spiritual walk is to fear our self and its wisdom and to rely absolutely upon the Spirit?

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit

If whatever men know comes through their brain without the Holy Spirit regenerating their spirit, then their knowledge will help them not one whit. If their belief rests in man's wisdom and not in God's power, they are merely excited in their soul.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Wisdom

Everyone who believes in God must have His revelation in his spirit, or else what he believes is not God but mere human wisdom, ideals or words. Such faith cannot endure the test.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Faith, Endurance

The more you praise God, the more you become God-conscious and absorbed in His greatness, wisdom, faithfulness, and love. Praise reminds you of all that God is able to do and of great things He has already done.

    Author: Wesley L. Duewel
    Topics: Praise

Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; wisdom is humble that she knows no more.

    Author: William Cowper
    Topics: Knowledge

This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.

    Author: William Law
    Topics: Christianity, Piety

Whenever a man allows himself to have anxieties, fears, or complaints, he must consider his behaviour as either a denial of the wisdom of God or as a confession that he is out of his will.

    Author: William Law
    Topics: Anxiety

He who is taught to live upon little owes more to his father's wisdom than he who has a great deal left him does to his father's care.

    Author: William Penn
    Topics: Fathers

God does not guide those who want to run their own life. He only guides those who admit their need of His direction and rely on His wisdom.

    Author: Winkie Pratney
    Topics: Trust

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Rest is a matter of wisdom, not law.

    Author: Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Rest

The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace. True wisdom is never argumentative or quarrelsome. It does not strive. It maintains harmonious relationships with everyone, as far as possible. It is impossible to quarrel with a man who is filled with Divine wisdom, for such a man is a peaceable man.

    Author: Zac Poonen
    Topics: Peace, Quarreling


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