Pearls of Wisdom

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city sign name wisdomDictionary.com defines wisdom as, “the quality or state of being wise; knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.”

Or simply put, wisdom is the proper application or use of knowledge in any given situation.

Let me share some pearls of wisdom with you today that are taken from scripture, some great thinkers, with a few of my own thoughts thrown in.

Colossians 4:5-6 “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.”

Speak in a friendly, courteous and encouraging manner to others. Be nice, and be a good example.

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. ~~ Thomas Jefferson

When you confront someone in your anger you cause them to become defensive and ruin any chance of resolving the conflict. Give it a little time, and you’ll have a much better chance of working things out.

Let no man presume to give advice to others that has not first given counsel to himself. ~~ Seneca

Unless you’re walking the walk, don’t go talking the talk.

Let everyone ascertain his special business and calling, and then stick with it if he wants to be successful. ~~ Benjamin Franklin

Find your passion and go for it. Don’t let anyone or anything discourage you or knock you off tract.

You should not live one way in private, another in public. ~~ Publius Syrus

You are who you really are when you’re alone.

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for ‘tis better to be alone than in bad company. ~~ George Washington

If you want to soar with the eagles, you’ve got to quit hanging out with turkeys. Choose your friends wisely. Make friends who lift you up and encourage you, and stay away from those that would drag you down to bad or base behaviors.

The scriptures say that the fear “or deep respect and awe” of God is the beginning of all wisdom. I would then suggest that the greatest source of wisdom would be found in the scriptures.

I know I always feel much wiser when I read through Proverbs.

How do you look at wisdom?

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