2 Timothy 3:14-17 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; (15) And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. (16) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (17) That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
This is a picture of my watercolor painting of the Great Horned Owl. When you think of owls, you think of the wise old owl....an icon for wisdom. What is wisdom and how can we obtain it? According to Wikipedia, "Wisdom is a deep understanding and realizing of people, things, events or situations, resulting in the ability to choose or act to consistently produce the optimum results with a minimum of time and energy. Wisdom is the ability to optimally (effectively and efficiently) apply perceptions and knowledge and so produce the desired results. Wisdom is comprehension of what is true or right coupled with optimum judgment as to action." ....as God's children we need to obtain wisdom from God's Word, the Bible. In 2Timothy3:15, we are to know the holy scriptures which are able to make us wise unto salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. The Bible is where we learn that we must have faith in Jesus as Savior and Redeemer. Faith in Jesus is what gives us salvation. Keeping in the Word is what gives us Godly instruction of how we are to live our lives. With the application of what God teaches us in the Bible, we can obtain a righteous life lived in wisdom of that which we learn in the scripture. In James 3:17,18 we learn about the kind of wisdom that we must have.
James 3:17-18 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. (18) And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.