It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Chapter 9, Page 12, Book 16

The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.

September 12th - wisdom

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. 

Charles Spurgeon

We live in a world where we are constantly assailed by false beliefs and flawed values, but reading Proverbs equips us with wisdom to stand firm in our faith.  

The word WISDOM means knowledge applied. 

The first and foremost place to find wisdom, of course, is in the Scriptures. But don’t stop there. Learn from your own mistakes. I’ve found more wisdom in failure than I’d like to admit. My biggest failures have not occurred because of a lack of wisdom, but because I failed to practice wisdom. I knew better, but I forged ahead and did things my way.  Wisdom is one thing. Practicing it is another.

On the way to success, many people pursue money and power over wisdom. As Benjamin Franklin once wrote:

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone.

Who is powerful? He that governs his passions.

Who is rich? He that is content.

Who is that? Nobody.

A truly wise person would refuse to accept that conclusion.

1 comment:

betty said...

So true about how much the scriptures talk about wisdom. It is something that God says if we pray for it, he will give it to us. Something indeed we need to apply to all aspects of our lives!