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What Could You Really Do with a Little Wisdom?

Updated on February 16, 2014

Do You Enjoy Making Mistakes?


What could you have in this world if you were wiser?

If you made only 51% wiser decisions - that would mean greater success!

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a

fool versus a wise person?

Just the word "fool" sounds bad. I never liked being a fool or playing the fool. I know I have done foolish things now and then, but to be called a "fool" was and is something I never wanted.

That has led me on my quest for wisdom. I have spent the last few months studying the book of Proverbs. I don't know about you, but I really hate making mistakes, and especially when they cost me my time, money or worse yet when it causes me shame and humiliation!

So, my quest began, and I'm really glad I did. I'm finding so many things in that book that had I studied it before, I could of avoided a lot of problems. Thank the Lord, for His mercy, because He's pulled me out so many times.

At almost "50" years old, I think I should really have it together by now, wouldn't you? Well I do! I want to be wise and avoid the consquences of foolish living.

How can we not play the fool? Well, according to King Solomon, the wisest man that ever lived and who wrote most of the book of Proverbs, he said these things about the wise man versus the fool. These are taken from the first six chapters. I'm not going to list chapter and verse, I know you can do that, it makes a great study.

The wise man or woman has "ears to hear". They desire to learn and they increase in learning. They realize that life is a continual learning experience and they have in place a time each day to study and learn.

They seek out counsel from other wise people. They realize that they don't have all the answers. The fool on the other hand, hates knowledge, and refuses counsel.

The wise person is open to correction and repents and changes when shown that their way or thinking is wrong. The fool refuses and has no regard for God or His word.

The wise person fears the Lord and understands what that means. Solomon says that the "fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" and that it is the "principle thing". The fool has no fear of the Lord, but walk in fear of man and darkness. The fools has no security or peace.

The person who is wise has no fear of evil. They live secure and in safety. In fact, it says that wisdom "guards their path" and "preserves their way". Here are some of the promises to the wise person. They will walk in the way of goodness, have long life, favor, high esteem, health to their flesh, strength for their bones, abundance, happiness, length of days, riches and honor, and they will have paths of peace.

Contrast that with the fool who hates wisdom, in Proverbs it says that they will have calamity and distress come upon them, they will eat of their own fruit, their turning away from wisdom will slay them, and their complacency will destroy them, they will have no security and always be afraid.

Like I said in the beginning of this blog, I hate making mistakes and I don't want to even be in the class of a fool. I have made it my life-long quest to study Proverbs and continue to seek out wisdom. I challenge you to take a look for yourself.

Something to ponder...

Until next time...

Linda M. Cross

THOUGHTS BY SARAH

EVER LOOKED FOR HELP FROM A FRIEND AND THEY LED YOU DOWN THE WRONG PATH?  WISE PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR HEART BY CHOOSING WISELY WHO THEY LISTEN TO.  LOOK AT THEIR LIFE... IS IT A MESS? HEED THE ADVICE OF WISE PEOPLE...AND BE WISE.
EVER LOOKED FOR HELP FROM A FRIEND AND THEY LED YOU DOWN THE WRONG PATH? WISE PEOPLE PROTECT THEIR HEART BY CHOOSING WISELY WHO THEY LISTEN TO. LOOK AT THEIR LIFE... IS IT A MESS? HEED THE ADVICE OF WISE PEOPLE...AND BE WISE. | Source

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    • gammalinda profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Cross 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for your comments and suggestion. Blessings! :) Linda C

    • gammalinda profile imageAUTHOR

      Linda Cross 

      6 years ago from Minnesota

      Thanks for sharing Sandra! Yes, we are always learning - if we are open to it. :) Yes, knowing Jesus = peace and security. :) Blessings! Linda

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      RevLady 

      8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      A great hub containing great words of wisdom. You may find DeBorrah Ogans hubs interesting as she is taking us through the Proverbs.

      Blessings!!

      Forever His,

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      sandra rinck 

      10 years ago

      Well you certainly caught my attention. It's good even at 50 to say, I need to learn.

      Certainly the greatest and most life changing event of my life was being recognized by God, in turn I feared God, but once one has learned what this fear of God is, you laugh, smile and realize there never was any fear of God, and the fear that was once felt becomes your comfort and security.

      You should read Romans 3:11-18...at first it doesn't sound so nice, but after a while it all makes sense ( a long while), and then you want to say the same things, but then realize the seceret as to why there is fear of God. When you learn what it is, don't repeat it, as it is said: when you know what it is, keep it seceret so to not let the Devil know what you are up to.

      Blessings, I hope to learn from you as well.

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