One attribute that people consistently desire is wisdom. One great Christian value that folks hope to have is wisdom. One appreciated characteristics we see in others is again, wisdom. One thing that many of us request of GOD for ourselves is wisdom.
So, you want wisdom. What is wisdom, exactly? The dictionary helps a little, but there is still a small quandary. Within the description the dictionary uses words like understanding, judiciousness, prudence, suitability, and discernment.
Want to know a short (3 words) definition? Wisdom: Correctly applied knowledge. Or even better: Correctly applied accurate knowledge.
It is sometimes difficult to know if we are in fellowship with the Lord. We erroneously tend to rely on our feelings to gauge our relationship with Him. If we “feel” spiritual one day, we think we are in fellowship with Him. If on another day we do not “feel” spiritual, we assume we are not in fellowship. John helps us with this dilemma; he describes fellowship for us. If we are keeping the LordÕs commandments and loving others, we are in fellowship whether we “feel” in fellowship or not. Do not let your feelings deceive you and encourage you to sin.
From Quiet Walk (Walk Thru the BIBLE)
Did you know that the common phrase “a drop in the bucket” is a reference to Isaiah 40?
If you did, then you’re well ahead of the majority of Americans. Examine the challenge of biblical literacy (or lack thereof) in America.
There are recent studies demonstrating that American Christians increasingly don’t read or engage with their Bibles. I postulate that increased biblical engagement would provide significant benefits.
Some time ago about a couple of nuns who worked as nurses in a hospital. They ran out of gas while driving to work one morning. A service station was nearby but had no container in which to put the needed gasoline. One of the women remembered she had a bedpan in the trunk of the car. The gas was put into the pan and they carried it very carefully back to the car. As the nuns were pouring the gasoline from the bedpan into the gas tank, two men were driving by. They stared in disbelief. Finally, one said to the other,
“Now Fred, that’s what I call faith!” (As told by Chuck Swindoll)
My thought about this: Can other people “see” your faith?
A man hasn’t been feeling well for a while, so he goes to his doctor for a complete checkup. Later, the doctor comes out with the results.
“I’m afraid I have some very bad news,” the doctor says. “You’re dying, and you don’t have much time left.”
“Oh, that’s terrible!” says the man. “Give it to me straight, Doc. How long have I got?”
“Ten,” the doctor says sadly.
“Ten?” the man asks. “Ten what? Months? Weeks? What?!”
My thought about this: How long do you have?