Daily Scripture Wisdom, Discernment, and Understanding: Part 5

Though I walk in the flesh, I do not war according to the flesh.  The weapons of my warfare are not fleshly, but divinely powerful to overthrow strongholds, casting down arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.  (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

I will watch carefully how I walk, not as the unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  I will not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.  (Ephesians 5:15-17)

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—I will think about such things.  The things I have learned and received and heard and seen in those who walk with Christ I will practice, and the God of peace will be with me.  (Philippians 4:8-9)

I will see to it that no one takes me captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of this world, and not according to Christ.  (Colossians 2:8)

I will examine all things, hold fast to the good, and abstain from every form of evil.  (1 Thessalonians 5:21-22)

Anyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.  But solid food is for the mature, who because of use have their senses trained to distinguish good from evil.  Therefore I will leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity.  (Hebrews 5:13-6:1)

If I lack wisdom, I should ask of God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given to me.  (James 1:5)

Whoever is wise and understanding will show it by his good conduct and works done in the humility that comes from wisdom.  If I harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in my heart, I should not boast and lie against the truth.  This wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.  For where there is envy and selfish ambition, there is disorder and every evil practice.  (James 3:13-16)

The wisdom that comes from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, submissive, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and hypocrisy.  And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.  (James 3:17-18)

We have the prophetic word made more certain, to which I will do well to pay attention, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in my heart.  (2 Peter 1:19)