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img_3599Day 1

“Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting, get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)

– wisdom

– understanding

“First, we start with the intelligence with which we were born. To our intelligence we add knowledge as we search for answers, study, and educate ourselves. To our knowledge we add experience, which should lead us to a level of wisdom. In addition to our wisdom, we add the help of the Holy Ghost through our prayers of faith, asking for spiritual guidance and strength. Then, and only then, do we reach an understanding in our hearts—which motivates us to ‘do what is right; let the consequence follow.’ (Hymns, 1985, no. 237.) The feelings of an understanding heart give us the sweet spirit of assurance of not only knowing but doing what is right no matter what the circumstances. The understanding in our hearts comes from a close interdependence of study and prayer.” (Elder Robert D Hales.) 

Scripture: Lean not unto thy own understanding… Proverbs 3:5

Day 2

Wisdom; discernment, spiritual, education, God, intelligence, omniscience, of God, Holy Ghost, Gifts of wisdom, knowledge, learn, prudence, understanding, wise.

Exodus 28:3 ‘…filled with the spirit of wisdom…’

1 Kings 4:29 God gave Solomon wisdom

Proverbs 1:17 fools despise wisdom

wisdom is greater than rubies or gold, better than strength (which made me think of David and Goliath)

Isaiah 29:14 wisdom of the wise men shall perish

Luke 2:52 Jesus increased in wisdom

James 1:5 if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God; wisdom of God reveal hidden treasures; wisdom from God is pure, power, treasure, great, humbling, excelleth

Definitions 

wisdom – 1. the quality of having experiences, knowledge and good judgement, the quality if being wise.

2. the fact of being based on a sensible, wise thinking

3. the body of knowledge and experience that develops within a specific society or period of time

4. commonsense or good judgement

5. the ability to use knowledge and experience

Omniscience – mainly in religion, is the capacity to know everything there is to know – God is omniscience. An omniscience point of view in writing, is to know everything that can be known about a character, including; past history, thoughts, feelings, etc.

In Latin, ‘Omni’ means ‘all’ & ‘science’means ‘knowing’

Day 3

David and Goliath

1 Samuel 16 –

Day 4 

Understanding – education, Holy Ghost, knowledge, mysteries of Godliness, scriptures, value of study, teaching, learn, leaning, wisdom, discernment, edification, intelligence, prudence, truth, inspirational –

1 Kings 4:29 understanding heart

Job 28:29 depart from evil is understanding

Psalms 32:9 ‘Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with a bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.’

Day 5

Proverbs 3:5 lean not unto thy own understanding

Proverbs 14:29 he that is slow to wroth is of great understanding

Proverbs 16:22 understanding is the wellspring of life

1 Corinthians 14:20 be not children in understanding

Philippians 4:7 peace of God that passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and mind through Jesus Christ

Day 6 

Your Next Step. Elder Randall K Bennett. General Conference, October 2015

 

When faith is exercised, faith increases…

  1. Become as a child.
  2. Act in faith.
  3. Overcome the natural man.

Promised blessings

  • Guidance
  • Strength
  • Healing
  • Forgiveness
  • God’s grace
  • Wisdom
  • Patience
  • Protection

Next week’s scripture

“What I have spoken, I have spoken and i excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether is it by my own voice or the voice of my servants, it is the same.” Doctrine & Covenants 1:38

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