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Wisdom

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    Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago

    The smartest thing that I have ever done is to admit that I am not smart.\

    There are so many objection to this because numerous men and women in the world taught that they are smart. Are you smart enough to admit you're not truly smart.

    1. aguasilver profile image86
      aguasilverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am as dumb as they come, but I have a great and wise advisor, and He has many wise men who have guided me.

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        Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        thanks aguasilver. You've just created a point to ponder. I hope you are saying that Jesus is your advisor.

        1. aguasilver profile image86
          aguasilverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Spot on! smile

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            Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Brother in the Lord.

            1. aguasilver profile image86
              aguasilverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Amen smile

              I visit the Philippines quite often, you have a brave task in front of you.

              I come into Manila normally, but I see you are near Clarke, so if I am returning from Clarke any time, I will look your church up.

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                Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Glad to welcome you here when you come. We are just 30 minutes drive away from clarke if the flow of traffic is okay. you may want to contact me through email when you come (pastorgcfac@gmail.com). Looking forward...Godbless

    2. Mmargie1966 profile image90
      Mmargie1966posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My interpretation of smart is:

      The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know! 

      The smarter you are, the more you realize how ignorant you are...does that make sense to you?

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        Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi! Mmargie 1966. you have wrote a fantastic interpretation of what smart really means! As you have said, the more you learn, the more you realize you do not know. In application, as I study the Bible deeper, the more I realize how magnanimous God is and I can't really fathom His wonders nor the slightest of His wisdom.

        1. Chris Neal profile image84
          Chris Nealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Amen!

    3. kess profile image60
      kessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      To truly think that you are a fool is to actually become foolish.

      But to know that you are wise but willing to play the part of the fool is actually the way wisdom grows and perpetuate itself.....

      I believe this is what you meant to say in the beginning.

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        Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi! Kess. Thanks for dropping by. humbly accepting our foolishness before God could be great...but not enough (without faith and surrender to Him).

        1. Druid Dude profile image61
          Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I know nothing. Everything I 'know' was imparted to me by God. You know nothing. Everything you know was imparted to you by God.

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            Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I fully agree with you Druid Dude. Profoundly said. Godbless and thankyou for joining this hub.

    4. Cagsil profile image62
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And you consider this wisdom? roll
      People are not taught that they are smart. Where in the world did you come up with this particular thought? It certainly didn't come from Wisdom, that's for sure.
      I am smart enough to dispel falsified wisdom. On a side note- "smart" is more about Intelligence. If you claim you're not smart? Then you lack the intelligence to discern true wisdom.

      The best path for understanding is to know that knowledge is key. How you turn that knowledge into actions is what shows whether or not your perception is accurate, which then provides you the opportunity to possess Wisdom.

      Yes, it's common knowledge that a lot of people fail to realize that Wisdom is one of the key ingredients to stave off "stupidity" and when people are lead by false Wisdom, it is clear to everyone but themselves.

      Since, I don't consider myself wise my ego is in check and my perception is accurate, due to the fact that other people realize the Wisdom in my words and constantly tell me. So, I have Wisdom which is recognized by others, leaving me no rhyme or reason to think I am wise, but leaves with the understanding that I am. It's not something I think. It's something understood.

      Btw- No G/god required to achieve Wisdom.

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        Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Cagsil, Thanks for that comment. I welcome that but It does not mean that I agree with you. no matter how God denies the fact that God is the only one who can make one wise, nothing have changed the eternal reality of His Character.

        This is how man may gain wisdom, true wisdom:

        Pro 1:1-7  The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;  (2)  To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;  (3)  To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;  (4)  To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.  (5)  A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:  (6)  To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.  (7)  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

        1. Cagsil profile image62
          Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Irrationality and nothing more.

          And, you use scripture to support your position which shows you're not Wise in any manner. roll

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            Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Look at the scripture. does it consider human knowledge as something to lean on? No. nothing in man is smart enough to let him understand his life now and the hereafter.

            1. Cagsil profile image62
              Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              You're too funny.

              The only thing you have is knowledge(learning and/or experiences). There's nothing else, and to speak as though man cannot figure out Life is completely ridiculous, absurd, irrational and completely foolish.

              I know, I've written more than hub on the topic which to any person who is honest with themselves would agree. The only reason I know that they would agree is because most of the people who have left comments on my hubs on the topic I do write about have expressed so.

              Ego- covered.
              Character- covered.
              Confusion about Understanding Life- covered.
              Humanity Habitat and what it truly means- covered.
              Chosen Ignorance- covered

              So, your words, including scripture is absurd.

              1. Chris Neal profile image84
                Chris Nealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I've written hubs too, and read others. More often than not, the ones who leave comments are the ones who agree. There are plenty of people who are honest with themselves and don't agree.

                1. Cagsil profile image62
                  Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Hey Chris,

                  How do you see knowledge and wisdom? That's one title and the information within cannot be disputed. Only a dishonest person would disagree with it.

                  1. Chris Neal profile image84
                    Chris Nealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Only a dishonest person would disagree with....what? The phrase "how do you see knowledge and wisdom?" The question seemed self-explanatory until you put that other sentence in there.

    5. Chris Neal profile image84
      Chris Nealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As human beings we all want to believe that we are smart, even if we don't believe ourselves equal to Einstein. And in America, we want to tell everybody that they are just as smart and just as capable as anybody else. It's an easy trap to fall into, thinking that you are literally just as good at everything as anybody else. The fact is that most people are smart, but not everybody can join Mensa (I know I can't!)

      Or, to paraphrase Clint Eastwood, "A person's got to know their limitations."

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        Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        thank you Chris Neal for joining in! I appreciate how you present your almost in agreement but disagreement I guess to my position. (correct me if i'm wrong)

    6. getitrite profile image80
      getitriteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not smart, so I have a God in my back pocket as an equalizer.

      Just how much more absurdly egotistical can you get?

      Oh, I know...what if I say:  I'm not strong, but I have an Ironman suit in my closet for an equalizer.

      This is not reality.  This is psychotic.

      1. aguasilver profile image86
        aguasilverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It would be.... if you did not have an Ironman suit in your closet for an equalizer.

        On the other hand....?

    7. jacharless profile image81
      jacharlessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is silliness.
      This is the Adamic Inception at work.

      Do you realize you are greater than Adam, who was given ALL wisdom & understanding of heaven-earth, that he would live in this stasis forever? Do you realize the Inception was reversed, once more giving every human access to that understanding, without reserve?!

      Why not accept who you truly are instead of continuously enabling your ego/mind/reason to dictate who your really are?

      James

    8. tirelesstraveler profile image86
      tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Years ago a friend told people aren't smart enough to lie.  They forget the lies they told and get caught.  Not lying is wise. 
      Oops that is part of the ten commandments so it must be foolish/

  2. ChristyWrites profile image81
    ChristyWritesposted 4 years ago

    I think you are smart when you are able to know your own strengths and weaknesses. While we may not be smart in one aspect, we are so in other areas!

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      Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Christy! You have a mindset of a modern day leader. In military defense and offense, yes you need to be wise enough to see your weakness and reconsider your strengths. 

      But I say that every thing we know are all foolishness if Jesus is outside our lives. thanks Cristy for joining this forum. Nice to hear from you again.

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        ChristyWritesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        So true Jess. When we have faith we are able to accomplish so much more! Nice to connect with you as well.

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          Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          you're right Christy, than you again.

  3. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 4 years ago

    Gotta love that - a bunch of religionists congratulating each other on not using their minds to think.

    LOLOLOL At how proud and self righteous you all are.

    Well done. *clap* *clap* *clap*

    Y'all are right about one thing though. big_smile

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      Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Mark for Stumbling upon. Your comment is welcome.

  4. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 4 years ago

    If you think religion or religious thought will make you wise . . .

    If you think you NEED to be wise . . .

    If you think that by logging onto the HP forums and reading threads about wisdom here will MAKE you WISE . . .

    you may be deluded.

    but I can't be sure about that.

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      Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Mega, Thanks for joining in! Religion can't make us wise ma'am but right relationship with God through Christ is the entrance to proper thinking.

      I was once in delusion but now that Christ found me, He imparted me the right understanding of I am and who is God Almighty.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        WHich takes us back to the only thing you got right.

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          Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I won't oppose your opinion for who am I to do that? I know that you have expertise as you shown by your profile but let me say it with all honesty and without any cast of insult that what ever this world called wisdom is foolishness before the Lord.

          1. Mark Knowles profile image59
            Mark Knowlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah - I got that you think you are really clever and are just lying about not being smart to appear humble.

            I understand.

            And of course - you know what the Lord Thinks and can speak for Him. lol

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              Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              John 15: 5 says "...for without Me (Jesus) you can do nothing. I can only speak on the things that the Lord have revealed in His Word. You see nothing in me but in the Lord.

              1. Mark Knowles profile image59
                Mark Knowlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                That is the Lord?

                I would have though He could have presented something a little more substantial than this scared little man with no understanding of science or self awareness.

                Thanks - you have certainly convinced me that the Lord is a scared little man in dire need of attention and no personal power. What a horrible little person He is.

                And He made the Universe? lol

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                  Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  As the hair falls from a man's head so his days on earth is fast fading away. and when  the man who mocks the Lord, who trusts  his puny understanding finds himself in hell, then he would wished to have believed, but it's too late...there is no chance to repent.

                  Mr. Mark Knowles, I would assume you would not be scared by hell or death but reality of both is brighter than your insanity. But you have the chance while you have that borrowed breath. look on to God and repent, He's waiting.

                  1. Mark Knowles profile image59
                    Mark Knowlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    That pathetic little God you claim I see when I speak with you?

                    I fart in His general direction. lol

                    My hair fell out 20 years ago during a very bad time in my life so please keep your condescending lack of understanding to yourself. Thanks.

              2. aguasilver profile image86
                aguasilverposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Hi Jesshubpages, best ignore the trolls, they feed on controversy and spew inane remarks just to get a response, control spirits desire attention, deny them and they will fade away.

                John

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                  Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Hi there aguasilver. Thanks for that reminder. I will do that. Godbless

  5. Druid Dude profile image61
    Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago

    In the Holy Spirit, all things are revealed and nothing remains hidden.

    1. Cagsil profile image62
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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      Jesshubpagesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Druid Dude for joining in. just an addition to your statement...I say that nothing remains hidden pertaining to Godliness but to understand the deepest secrets that belongs alone to God is not necessary.

      Deu 29:29  The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

    3. Chris Neal profile image84
      Chris Nealposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Amen!

  6. Druid Dude profile image61
    Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago

    Please, save us Mark, and you too Cagsil. We need you both to set us straight. Oh LIFE is SO confusing. My brain can't think logically...and we all need you guys to SAVE us from OUR ridiculous thoughts. Oh, how did we even survive without your enlightenment? BE OUR MESSIAHS!!!smile

    1. Cagsil profile image62
      Cagsilposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      roll

    2. janesix profile image61
      janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just add Rad Man to that, and we have the Holy Trinity!

 
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