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True Value

Wisdom is realizing what has true value in this world.11603006_s
I was reading a book this weekend called Mending the Soul by Steven R Tracy, and in this book the following story was told: Satan’s role in this world is like a burglar who breaks into a jewelry store.  Instead of stealing the jewels, however, he just rearranges the price tags.
You see, Satan specializes in counterfeit and deceit.  He devalues the most valuable and precious pieces, and he inflates the value of the fake or costume pieces. Read the rest of this entry

Just Dust

WISDOM IS KNOWING THAT WE ARE JUST DUST

For He knows our frame;dirt-pile

He remembers that

we are dust.  -Psalm 103:14

When I fail to meet your expectations….remember that I am dust.
When I cause you heartache and sorrow…..remember that I am dust.
When you are lonely and I am not there….remember that I am dust. Read the rest of this entry

Watch Over Me

Wisdom is……being diligent to watch over and protect what is entrusted to you.

It was busy this weekend in the grocery store.  I sat in my car waiting for the cars behind me to clear. 13140028_s When my car is in reverse, my bumper camera comes on and a beeping sound is emitted if  something is detected behind my car.  The beeping was getting annoying because cars were behind me and not moving anytime soon.  I decided to just put my car in park and wait patiently… Read the rest of this entry

Wisdom Vs Natural Inclinations

2013: A YEAR FOR GATHERING WISDOM15379952_s

Wisdom begins in wonder. -Socrates

Wisdom is found only in truth. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. -Tom Wilson

Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. -Walter Benjamin Read the rest of this entry

Discretion versus Simple-mindedness

This is WEEK 15 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by.
When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a statue of the 3 “No evil” monkeys, and it always fascinated me to look at it.  Ironically, it is the power of discretion that should most differentiate us from monkeys, and especially differentiate the ungodly from those who live a Christian life.

♪♫ Oh be careful little eyes what you see…
♪♫ Oh be careful little ears what you hear…
♪♫ Oh be careful little tongue what you say…

Discretion means:
1.  The quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offence or revealing private information.
2.  The freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation. Read the rest of this entry

Discernment versus Judgement

This is WEEK 14 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by.
“Examine the contents, not the bottle “-
Talmud

“You can see deeply into a tangled forest if you peer closely” –
Mike Kershnar

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” –
Reinhold Niebuhr

Discernment means:
1.keen insight
2.wise perception Read the rest of this entry

Cautiousness versus Rashness

This is WEEK 5 of the Character Development Series I am doing for 2012.  So glad you stopped by.  
A quarrel had arisen between the Horse and the Stag, so the Horse came to a Hunter to ask his help to take revenge on the stag.  The Hunter agreed, but said: “If you desire to conquer the Stag, you must permit me to place this piece of iron between your jaws, so that I may guide you with these reins, and allow this saddle to be placed upon your back, so that I may keep steady upon you as we follow after the enemy.”  The Horse agreed to the conditions, and the Hunter soon saddled and bridled him.  Then with the aide of the Hunter, the Horse soon overcame the Stag.  Then he said to the Hunter: “Now, get off and remove those things from my mouth and back.”  “Not so fast, friend,” said the Hunter.  “I have now got you under bit and spur, and prefer to keep you as you are at present.”

Moral Of Aesop’s Fable:  If You Allow Men To Use You For Your Own Purposes, They Will Use You For Theirs.”
We should strive to be cautious in our lives and not make fatal mistakes with rashness.
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