Key Verse

Benefits of Understanding

  • a man of understanding and wisdom has a cool spirit (self-control, an even temper). Proverbs 17:27 AMP

God gives Understanding

  • To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature and wisdom. And Daniel had insight into all kinds of visions and dreams. Daniel 1:17 BSB
  • “Now Bezalel, Oholiab, and every skillful person in whom the LORD has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with everything that the LORD has commanded.” Exodus 36:1 NASB

How to get Understanding

  • I have better understanding and deeper insight than all my teachers [because of Your word], For Your testimonies are my meditation. Psalm 119:99 AMP


1. Pursue Wisdom

2. Benefits of Wisdom

3. Epitome of Wisdom

4. Those whom GOD considers wise

4.1 Those who win souls

  • The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise. Proverbs 11:30 NKJV
Other versions
  • The fruit of the [consistently] righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise captures and wins souls [for God—he gathers them for eternity]. Proverbs 11:30 AMP 

4.2 Those who seek GOD

  • The Lord looks3 down from heaven upon the children of men, To see if there are any who act wisely, who seek GodPsalms 14:2 NASB
  • God looks down from heaven upon the sons of men To see if there is anyone who acts wisely, Who seeks after God. Psalms 53:2 NASB


  1. 5797 עוז עז [‛ôz ‛ôz] \{oze} oze\
    From 5810; strength in various applications ({force} security6
    {majesty} praise): - {boldness} {loud} {might} {power} {strength} strong.
  2. When God spoke to Satan about wisdom, He did not speak about Solomon (who had earthly wisdom) but Daniel (who had wisdom both earthly & spiritual). The former seen in his being the Prime Minister for several Kings and the latter in his walk with God. Read: DANIEL
  3. "looks down" is present continuous - meaning He is currently looking i.e. even right now as you read this!