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Reflecting on Biblical Wisdom: 7 Journaling Prompts

Reading the Bible is a journey to hear from the Lord. It’s a time to pause and reflect on God and the truths of Scripture. Journaling as you read the Bible is a valuable way to process your thoughts, reflect on God, and apply biblical wisdom to your life.

What better way to start the practice of journaling than reading through verses on biblical wisdom! These 7 passages are coupled with journaling prompts to help you meditate, reflect, and consider how the Scriptures can be applied to your life.

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His Understanding is Unsearchable / Isaiah 40:28 (NKJV)

Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
The everlasting God, the Lord,
The Creator of the ends of the earth,
Neither faints nor is weary.
His understanding is unsearchable.

Neither God’s strength nor understanding can be equated with anything we experience here on earth. He is Creator, Everlasting, Omnipotent, and Inscrutable. He neither faints nor is weary and He has the ability to meet all our needs.

Is this your concept of God? In what other ways are God’s ways unsearchable? In what ways might you be underestimating Him? Humbly thank God for His limitless understanding and the depths of His great power.

The Wisdom of Knowing Christ / 1 Corinthians 1:24-25 (NKJV)

…but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Knowing Christ personally is the greatest wisdom we can have. As “foolish” people, we who accept Christ’s offer of salvation will live eternally with God.

What does the phrase “wisdom of God” mean to you? If you have accepted Christ as your Savior reflect back to God what the wisdom of knowing Him means to you.

Making the Most of Our Days / Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJV)

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Paul directs us to make the most of our days and communicates a sense of urgency with the pervasiveness of evil in our world. We are wise to take advantage of every opportunity for service and to advance Christ’s purposes in this world, making the most of our limited days on earth.

Think about how you are using your time and how you might “redeem” it. To “walk circumspectly” means to step gingerly. Think about the path you are on in terms of the people you spend time with and the opportunities you have for service.

Wisdom is a Gift from God / Ecclesiastes 8:1 (NKJV)

Who is like a wise man?
And who knows the interpretation of a thing?
A man’s wisdom makes his face shine,
And the sternness of his face is changed.

Wisdom is a gift from God and has the effect of brightening our face. Out of the depths of understanding, we are able to enjoy life and build others up.

We gain wisdom from knowing God and seeing life from His perspective. Think about the wise, godly people you know and their countenance. Is there someone who would benefit from the wisdom you’ve gained in knowing God?

Speak Wisely / Colossians 4:5-6 (NKJV)

Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.

We should be wise in our contacts with non-believers making the most of opportunities that God gives us to share the Good News of Jesus.

Are you conscious of your “witness” to those who don’t know Christ? Are you respectful and gracious? Is there something God is doing in your life that you might share and bring Him glory?

God Gives Generously / James 1:5 (NKJV)

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

During difficult circumstances, James tells us that if we need wisdom, we can pray to God, and He will generously give us what we need. The wisdom God gives during these times is often the way through the difficulty rather than how to make the difficulty go away.

Do you have a steadfast confidence that God controls all circumstances and is guiding all things for His good purposes? Ask God for wisdom in the things that challenge you today. Thank Him that He is able and always supplies our needs through every trial.

Be Humble / Proverbs 11:2 (NKJV)

When pride comes, then comes shame;
But with the humble is wisdom.

Raging arrogance and presumptuous behavior hinders us from seeking the full wisdom of God. Pride assumes that it already knows the answers. The truth is that only God knows all the answers. We should humbly ask for guidance.

Can you think of a situation when you didn’t seek the Lord’s help before making a difficult decision? What was the outcome? Contrast that with a time when you humbly sought God and acted on His leading.

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6 comments on “Reflecting on Biblical Wisdom: 7 Journaling Prompts

  1. Texford says:

    Very insightful. The underlining of scripture, taking notes or expressing our thoughts through journaling are great ways of deeper engagement with the Word of God.

  2. Denise Pope says:

    This email came at a time when I was truly seeking God for answers. These 7 Scriptures on Wisdom along with narrative and questions really helped me to see the bigger picture and change my perspective. I thank God for His timing. Thank you for your obedience and devotion in spreading the Good News. Be Blessed.

  3. Parsley Kamanga says:

    This is powerful. I have learnt something here.The 7 scriptures on wisdom just enlighten me in my heart. This is deep. I thank God for what you are doing spreading the gospel through out the world. Keep on good work. Remain blessed. We appreciate you.

  4. Ruth says:

    I have been so frustrated with life this pass couple months. Been trying to be God., and I forget that I make a god terrible. I am reminded now that I should let’s God be God because he is not a human… He is Almighty Powerful God. He got everything under control. Thank you Lord for free gift of life through your son death.

  5. […] Every time God answers a prayer—in your life or in the life of someone you know—write it down. Every time He fulfills a promise in His Word, write it down. Every time He brings about something good in your life, write it down. Don’t rely on memory. Create a body of written evidence. Give yourself something to look back on, convincing proof for your future self that God can and should be trusted. (Check out 7 journaling prompts for help you mediate on biblical wisdom.) […]

  6. Joanna says:

    These are my typical go-to scriptures:
    If anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally and judges not, and it will be given to him. James 1:5
    All things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purposes. Romans 8:28

    Thank you for this article; I was able to apply at least a couple of these scriptures to a situation I’m in and didn’t know how to deal with. Now I do!

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