Bible Reflection: 5 Verses to Memorize and Recite

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5 Verses to Memorize and Recite

When You Need Wisdom from God

by J.M. Troppello

Wisdom is a key component in whether or not you thrive, or just survive in your Christian walk. I discussed this topic of wisdom in my article posted yesterday about Seeking Wisdom in All Parts of Your Life. This article shares 5 verses you can memorize and recite when you need to get more wisdom from God.

1. Walk in Humility

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. (James 3:13, NKJV)

This verse comes after the passage in James about taming the tongue. One important sign of a wise person is that they walk in humility and know how to tame their tongue. This is an issue I’ve been working on for a long time. God has definitely helped me come a long way in this area.

2. Don’t Forsake Wisdom

6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.
(Proverbs 4:6-7, NKJV)

I like how this passage says that wisdom is the principal thing. Principal means the first thing in order of importance. That means that you should hold wisdom in high esteem in your life as well. Love her, and she will keep you. That’s so true. Embrace wisdom and wisdom will help you make the right decisions in your life – body, soul, and spirit.

3. Redeem the Time

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. (Col. 4:5, NKJV)

Now, you can’t redeem time through your own power. However, you can seek wisdom from God and ask Him to guide your path. Ask Him to redeem your misguided decisions and messy relationships with others. Trust Him to light your path.

4. Hold Yourself in Check

A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.
(Proverbs 29:11, NKJV)

I’m a true believer in embracing your emotions and not holding them in. However, there is a time and place to vent your feelings. The person who vents all his feelings – at the wrong time and in the wrong place – is not wise. Stay open to learning how to become more emotionally and spiritually mature. This is a life lesson I’ve been learning the hard way—many times over!

5. Don’t Harden Yourself Against God

God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered?
(Job 9:4, NKJV)

I love the rhetorical question: who has hardened himself against Him and prospered? I do not want to harden myself anymore to the wisdom of God. He knows what’s best for my life. I don’t want to waste time by messing up and walking in my own wisdom.

The Takeaway

The Bible is my only source of true spiritual wisdom. Sure, I read Christian books and listen to podcasts and YouTube channels from Christian writers and leaders. However, everything I listen to – when seeking spiritual wisdom – must be grounded in God’s Word. If it’s not, I won’t listen to it. Do you go to God’s Word to find wisdom?

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JM Troppello in Mustard Seed Sentinel

J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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