Here are some key verses on understanding we ought to have. Our biggest enemy is the self and as we keep growing in Christ we ought keep seeking for understanding, because lack of understanding will destroy our lives and let us lives according to the full purposes of God. Did you ever think that God has plans, purposes and desires for your life? Why do you want to deprive your Father by not aligning according to the value He made you with ? Seek to understand my brother and sister in Christ. Gain understanding! A person is called blessed when he seeks after understanding. Such a man will walk in great insight, peace, protection, no anger, wont even walk according to the old man, he will always turn away from evil. When we have understanding we will understand all that Father has freely given to us and as we walk out our life living in the Spirit we will see all that. Colossians even goes onto say that to be able to have a walk worthy of the Lord fully pleasing Him, to bear good fruit and to grow in the knowledge of Him, we must be filled with the wisdom of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding. It is our boast that we understand and know God because when we do we get transformed to the real us created in His image. We must be careful that we do not carry hardened hearts because that will alienate us from God. God always seeks for a man who seeks understanding. Are you that man or woman?
A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, 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.
Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.
The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.
Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. …
Discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you, delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech, who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness, who rejoice in doing evil and delight in the perverseness of evil, men whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways. …
1 Corinthians 2:12
Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, …
Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’”
2 Timothy 2:7
Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might
The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one.