Seeking after Wisdom

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Lord, we have found out so much knowledge
    and yet possess so little wisdom.
We pray that in your mercy you will save us from ourselves.
Help us to learn the right use of nature
    no less quickly than we unlock her new treasures;
    and wills made new in Christ
    to dedicate your gifts of knowledge to the service of others
and to the praise of your name.

Timothy Dudley-Smith, 1926- , Church of England bishop and hymn writer


If you call out for insight
    and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
    he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
guarding the paths of justice
    and watching over the way of his saints.

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