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"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" 2 Timothy 2v15


What does the Bible say?

1. Know God

The apostle Paul exclaimed, "that I may know Him" (Philippians 3v10).

Paul was a devoutly religious Jew but when God saved him he had this consuming desire to know Christ (Philippians 3v4-11).

Knowing God is NOT merely knowing the stories, the facts, and believing them to be true - it is knowing God as a living reality in your life every day. It will inspire you to live for Him.

We are to increase in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1v10; 2Peter 3v18)

2. Know God's Word

2 Timothy 2v15; 3v15-17

To stand for God and live for God we MUST know God's ways. Read the Bible and pray every day.

May our daily prayer be: "Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." (Psalm 119v18)

Warnings concerning Knowledge

  • Knowledge puffs up but we are to glory in the LORD (1Corinthians 8v1; Jeremiah 9v24)

  • The desire for knowledge is a source of temptation but the truth liberates from all error (Genesis 3v5+6; John 8v31+32)

  • Much study is a weariness to the flesh but God will reward the search for true knowledge (Ecclesiastes 12v12; Proverbs 2v3-5)

  • We are NOT to be ignorant of Satan's devices (2 Corinthians 2v11)

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Solomon's wisdom

Bible Readings: 1 Kings chapters 3 and 10

The LORD loved Solomon and Solomon loved the LORD (2 Samuel 12v24; 1 Kings 3v3 cp. 1 John 4v19)

Solomon asked the LORD for wisdom (1 Kings 3v4-15). God also gave him riches and honour.

Solomon showed great wisdom concerning the 2 mothers fighting over a living baby (1 Kings 3v16-28)

Solomon was the wisest man (1 Kings 3v12; 4v29-34) and people came from many places to hear his wisdom.

Queen of Sheba came to see his wisdom and riches for herself (1 Kings 10 v1-13) and said that the half had not been told to her.

God gave Solomon great wealth as well as great wisdom (1 Kings 10v16-29).

Sadly, Solomon's downfall was that he loved many heathen women and they turned his heart away from loving God (1 Kings 11v1-10).


Print out this page and do the crossword


1. _______ is the man that findeth wisdom (Proverbs 3v13)

3. Wisdom is better than fine _______ (Proverbs 3v14)

5. The LORD by wisdom founded the ________ (Proverbs 3v19)

7. The ____ of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9v10)

10. The scriptures make us wise unto _________ (2 Timothy 3v15)

11. He that winneth ______ is wise (Proverbs 11v30)

Bible Knowledge Crossword


2. Wisdom from above is __________ (James 3v17)

4. The wise man built his house on the ______ (Matthew 7v24)

6. We are to be as wise as __________ (Matthew 10v16)

8. A little wise creature (Proverbs 30v24-25)

9. Wisdom is a gift from God to him that ______ (James 1v5)

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"the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits." Daniel 11v32

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We are to add temperance to knowledge (2 Peter 1v6)

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