Saturday, March 14, 2015

Lent journey: WISE

(found this picture on and traced it to its owner - click on photo)

These are the wise sayings of Solomon,
David's Son, Israel's King -
Written down so we'll know how to live well and right,
to understand what life means and where it's going;
A manual for living,
for learning what's right and just and fair;
To teach the inexperienced the ropes
and give our young people a grasp on reality.
There's something here also for the seasoned men and women,
still a thing or two for the experienced to learn -
Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,
the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.
Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God;
only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
Proverbs 1:1-7 (The Message)

Personal reflections:  Sometimes, just when I think I might be wise regarding various subjects that I feel passionate about or have varying levels of experience .....only then, do I realize that it's truly not good to "know a little about a bunch of things and be master of no specific thing."  Sigh.  Thankful to be reminded that God desires me to grow in wisdom, even as I grow older.  God's Word is never out-dated, no matter what stage in life we're in!  Be humbled in this Lent practice is a really wonderful gift.

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Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts! Abundant blessings on your day... Joanie