I found this article to be most intriguing and enlightening (as you would expect an article on wisdom to be!). Wisdom is sorely lacking in our world, is rarely found in any of our leaders any longer, and we are hard-pressed sometimes to even see it demonstrated in the church. But with the Holy Spirit still active in the world, there is always hope! From the Lexham Press Blog………………….
From this brief commentary from the resource The Theology of Work Bible Commentary, it definitely appears that the Epistle of James can be very useful in the workplace! From The Theology Of Work Project……………………
James 3:17 17 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. Our world is in dire need of wisdom. We survive off fragments of information, distorted by the perspectives of those who spout them. Truth is […]
I think – given the state of the world right now – the idea expressed in this title is pretty self-evident. This article posits the idea that knowledge does not equate to intelligence. The Bible says that, too! From David Rupert……………….
The Bible says to “get wisdom.” Here are some thoughts along those lines from Down an Unfamiliar Road……………….
When we hear the name King Solomon, most of us immediately think about his wisdom. The royal recorder of kings tells us that King Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. Some people think of wisdom as knowledge, but that is not the case. You can know […]
I love Dallas Willard, because he was such a deep thinker but also an excellent teacher and writer. Anyway, this little excerpt from Willard affirms that we can still use the good sense the good Lord gave us while also fully trusting Him for any outcome…………..
Trust God and Use Your Head
We have to get beyond those knee-jerk reactions that we’ve been saddled with by our history and begin to understand that we can use understanding without leaning on it. And that’s what Jesus did. Proverbs 3:5 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (niv). It doesn’t say, “Don’t use your head.” It doesn’t say, “Don’t think,” or “Reasoning is sinful.” It says, “Don’t trust reason by itself.” Trust God and use your head. That’s the general advice that we have for all of our faculties: we are to trust God, worship him only, serve him only, and use everything we’ve got—our legs, our brains, everything—present it all to God as a living sacrifice and ask him to inhabit it and use it. If you don’t understand that, you can’t understand the content and the method of the New Testament, which is to go with God and think, preach, teach, reach out to people, and minister to them generously with the truth that you have received. Use your best reasoning and the best of everything else you’ve got. And then you’re in good shape.
Believe me, you do NOT want to google “wisdom” if you really need or want to have wisdom! From sethlewis.ie……………………….
Where I grew up we called the library “Fort Book” because it looked like it would stand up well in a siege. Inside, there were rows of filing cabinets housing the card catalogue – one card for each book, organised precisely in deep drawers. If I wanted to learn something, those cards were the indexes […]