Monday, March 06, 2017

Lent: Wisdom

The word of the day is wisdom. In Greek: sophia; in Hebrew: Hokmot. I'm only 46, and my hair is only beginning to turn gray. What do I know about wisdom?

Knowledge is no good without her, but by her advice, a little wealth can increase and work much good in the world.

Disaster befalls those who ignore her, and a nation flounders when its rulers forget her; but those who treasure her become as tall and as strong as trees.

The people who claim to know her best usually are liars to the core, but you will find her in unexpected places and with people you never thought you'd see her associate with. Often that's where she stands tallest and most at her ease.

She gives her advice for free, but even though she stands by the roadside and offers it to everyone, we never want to listen until we've paid a great price. The more we know her, the lighter our load becomes; and yet our sorrow increases, because the better we know her, the less we find that we understand.

Sometimes I feel like she'll drive me mad, but I do know this. She's more precious than gold, property and even a good reputation. It's impossible to have enough of her.

Copyright © 2017 by David Learn. Used with permission.

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