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Wisdom , what is it? We call ourselves Homo Sapiens which I take to mean wise men. Does wisdom have something to do with an awareness of the presence of God , as something greater than and beyond ourselves? Have you experienced what you believe to be God?

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God is the source of true wisdom.

The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.
(Job 28:28 ESV)


There is a worldly kind of wisdom which consists of having knowledge about this world but which fails to take God into consideration.

For the wisdom of this world is folly with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness,� and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.�
(1 Corinthians 3:19-20 ESV)


People who possess this kind of wisdom are often very intelligent and accomplish great things but in the end their knowledge and accomplishment have no lasting value because they will perish when God brings this world to an end.
His invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.
Romans 1:20 ESV

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As well as what puddlegum has written above... Wisdom, speaking at Proverbs 8 is actually Christ. (even though the books describes Wisdom as female) It is interesting to read that chapter knowing this is Christ.

So that wisdom is not just a thing, but also a whom.

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So there are two kinds of wisdom , Godly and worldly. Can the two ever meet?

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[Replying to post 4 by dio9]

They come from different sources that are inherently opposed to each other. Human nature has been corrupted by sin and it can't produce anything that is perfect. Human wisdom can produce much that is good and is useful in this life. It can even discover some truths about God because we are created in God's image and God has revealed himself in his creation and in the moral standards that he has placed within us but there are some aspects of truth that can't be understood without the kind of wisdom that the Holy Spirit gives.
His invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.
Romans 1:20 ESV

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If we are truly wise , we should be able to make a space in our boundless minds for Divine wisdom to have it's say. That's what mindful meditation is about anyway, making a space for the Divine wisdom. Complete wisdom is divine and human. Something like what the Patristic fathers believed Jesus to be as both God and Man.

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