Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wisdom

"And thus the paths of those on earth were set right, and men were taught what pleases thee, and were saved by wisdom." Wisdom 9:18

Wisdom. Is it our ability to know everything? Is it knowing what others do not know? Or is it having the power to keep to ourselves what we know.


Wisdom. It is not knowing everything but rather knowing that everything has meaning. It is not knowing what others do not know and using it as a leverage to feel powerful over them. And it is not having the power to hoard knowledge to oneself but rather the ability to share that knowledge.


Wisdom on the other hand, comes not with knowledge alone but with the right attitude. It comes with a humble heart so that whoever uses it will be able to give right judgment. And it comes with faith because wisdom is thinking with the mind of God.


Prayer
Lord, touch our heart
Make it humble and obedient
So that we may be able to pass judgment
Based on wisdom and love. Amen



10 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ruthi, I always enjoy your blogs... Your words of WISDOM are always great.... THANKS... AND --your Fushia blooms are gorgeous... I have one that my son gave me --but it's not doing too well right now. We had too much HEAT this summer --and they don't like extreme heat I don't think.... Hope it will perk back up this Fall.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ginny said...

More knowledge does not make you wiser. Many genuises are foolhardy! The bible says the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Your words in this post are also wise!!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

What profound words and the pictures are just stunning!!

Ruth said...

Hi Ruthi, thanks for stopping by earlier and following.... I so love this blog.. following now. SO nice to meet you!!

Will be back soon to read more...:))

Love,
Ruth

Icy BC said...

Beautiful post, Ruthi, and photos too! Have a great day today!

rainfield61 said...

We must be able to know ourself in order to be wise, before knowing others.

Tes said...

Beautiful photos, sister! Lovely words. You have a knack for putting it together, Ruthi girl! :) *hugs*

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful photos and words. It is always best to remember that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of God. Once we understand our relationship with God, everything else makes better sense.

Great post.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Self Sagacity said...

Very pretty flower, always wanted to have some, but not very good at keeping them alive.

Lon Anderson said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog Ruthi, I wish I could get more good people like you to visit with such kindhearted, comments.

I love the words that you have written, and these flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!! The two red flowers that are not yet open, remind me of . . . Chinese red lanterns.

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