We All Need Wisdom

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Without being politically correct, it seems to me that there is a lot of foolishness going on today everywhere. Man has overloaded himself with information and head knowledge, but lacking in wisdom on how to live a harmonious life. We all need the wisdom to live in peace with one another. And to live a meaningful life. How To Handle Defeat With Integrity.

Likewise, when you listen to the media, the radio talk show hosts, the television newscasters,  it is as if these people go to work to yell, and scream, and lie, and distort facts, and attack each other on a daily basis. As I observe the people’s daily conduct, I say to myself, what is really wrong? Why are learned people behaving like the unlearned? My conclusion was that some learned people behave foolishly sometimes because of a lack of wisdom.

Well, in this post, I decided to write about wisdom. I assume you have your understanding of what wisdom is, that’s great! But you can hold it, but in the meantime let us get a broader understanding and characteristics of the term wisdom.  

I tried as much as I can not to be preachy or sound too religious. However, for a broader understanding of the concept of wisdom, permit me to provide us some Scriptural references on wisdom. For instance, the Bible has so much to say about wisdom, what it is how to get it and, the value of wisdom and its application… REFLECTION, AND WISDOM

Here are just 5  Scriptural references I want to share. There are so many verses about wisdom. For instance, in Proverbs 3:13-18 it says,  “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…

Also in Proverbs 1:7, it says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. 1 Kings 4:29 – 32, “And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceedingly much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore… Solomon was wiser than all the children of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt…

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I believe that the following quotes and words of wisdom will inspire you and provide your knowledge and to share with the experiences of men and women of wisdom and great morality. Enjoy them.

“Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, become “fools” so that you may become wise.” -1 Corinthians 3:18.

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. “-Psalm 90:12. And more references in the Bible. There so many other verses. How about the story of the wisest King in the Bible – King Solomon?

He had an open check from God to ask whatever he wants. He asked for only wisdom! Could you imagine? It is me and you who know what we will ask.

Maybe the wealth of an entire state, jets, cars, mansions, etc. But this kind understood the importance of wisdom in dealing with people, that was what he asked and he got it besides wealth and fame!

The above are very relevant passages from the Bible that are quite relevant to the topic we are discussing i.e., wisdom.

Have you ever desired to gain wisdom and understanding on how to live a life with meaning? We need the wisdom to manage every aspect of life. You can gain wisdom by asking, studying, learning, impartation, emulation, listening, and so forth.

Thomas Merton once said that “we spend our entire lives climbing the ladder of success only to find the ladder leans against the wrong wall.” I couldn’t agree more. Well, let us look at the characteristics of wisdom to see if we need it or feel that we have got everything figured out.

Gerard Egan defined wisdom as “an expert in the conduct and meaning of life.” Or an expert knowledge system concerning the fundamental pragmatics of life.”  Here are some characteristics of wisdom as articulated by Gerald Egan, a Professor Emeritus in Loyola University – Chicago.

A person of wisdom will have the following characteristics:

* The ability to see relationships among diverse factors; the ability to spot flaws in reasoning; intuition; the ability to synthesize.

Can we see the beauty and power of wisdom? It is about excellence in how we live our lives. How we see and treat others, how we cope with challenges of everyday life. There’s much to talk about wisdom and its importance, but for the sake of space, I have to wrap it up here. I hope you find this article useful.

Well, in this article, I decided to write about wisdom. I assume you have your understanding of what wisdom is, that’s great! But you can hold it, but in the meantime let us get a broader understanding and characteristics of the term wisdom.

Broader Look 

I tried as much as I can not to be preachy or sound too religious. However, for a broader understanding of the concept of wisdom, I will make some Scriptural references. For instance, the Bible has so much to say about wisdom, what it is how to get it and, the value of wisdom and its application.. https://www.success.com/19-wise-quotes-for-a-better-life/

Some Relevant Scriptural References

Here are just 5  Scriptural references I want to share. There are so many verses about wisdom. For instance, in Proverbs 3:13-18 it says, “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…

Also in Proverbs 1:7, it says that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. 1 Kings 4:29 – 32, “And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea-shore… Solomon was wiser than all the children of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt…

“Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise.” -1 Corinthians 3:18.

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. “-Psalm 90:12. And more references in the Bible. There are so many other verses.

King Solomon’s Example :

How about the story of the wisest King in the Bible–King Solomon?

He had an open check from God to ask whatever he wants. He asked for only wisdom! Could you imagine? If it were you and me who knows what we would have asked.

Maybe we would have asked for the wealth of an entire state, jets, cars, mansions, or the lives of our enemies and so forth. But this king understood the importance of wisdom in dealing with people, and that was what he asked, and he got wisdom besides wealth and fame! The above are very relevant passages from the Bible that are quite relevant to the topic we are discussing i.e., wisdom.

Have you ever desired to have wisdom and understanding on how to live a life with meaning? We all need the wisdom to navigate through life and to live to fulfill our purpose. It takes wisdom to manage every aspect of life. You can gain wisdom by asking, studying, learning, impartation, emulation, listening, and so forth.

Thomas Merton once said that “we spend our entire lives climbing the ladder of success only to find the ladder leans against the wrong wall.” I couldn’t agree more. Well, let us look at the characteristics of wisdom to see if we need it or feel that we have got everything figured out.

Gerald Egan defined wisdom as “an expert in the conduct and meaning of life.” Or an expert knowledge system concerning the fundamental pragmatics of life.”  Here are some characteristics of wisdom as articulated by Gerald Egan a professor of Emeritus in Loyola University – Chicago.

A person of wisdom will have the following characteristics:

* Self-knowledge and maturity.

* Knowledge of life obligations and goals.

* The guts to admit mistakes and the sense to learn from it.

* A Psychological and human understanding of others; insight into human interactions.

* The ability to see through and the ability to understand the meaning of events.

* An understanding of the messiness of human beings.

* Holistic thinking; open-mindedness, open-ended ness; contextual thinking.

* An understanding of the spiritual dimensions of life.

* The ability to see relationships among diverse factors; the ability to spot flaws in reasoning; intuition; the ability to synthesize.

Can we see the beauty and power of wisdom? It is about excellence in how we live our lives. How we see and treat others, how we cope with challenges of everyday life. There’s much to talk about wisdom and its importance, but for the sake of space, I have to wrap it up here. I hope you find this post useful.

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