Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Instruction of wisdom

The highest mark of wisdom is not the ability to speak of great and lofty things, or to eloquently tell others the things I know.
No, the highest mark of wisdom is humility; it is submissiveness of spirit to God and others, that seeks advice, heeds good counsel, and takes to heart reproof.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom;
and before honour is humility."
-Proverbs 15:33


Brittney said...

Bethany, so very well written! You said that so well. Makes me really appreciate James 1:5. I pray for a heart of wisdom!!

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see someone else likes to collect quotes. You must read a lot. Keep up the notebook you mentioned. It may hold more for you than you realize. As you go back and read some of these later, you may realize a couple interesting things.

First, some of these quotes touch you on several levels as you re-read them.

Second, when you read several pages of them kind of together (sorry about the grammar) you may find they tell you something about yourself, the things you value and aspire to. Even why certain people mean something special in your life.

We tend to collect things, like quotes, that resonate with something deeper within us. And when read together, they may reveal these deeper parts of ourselves that often get lost in the everyday noise.

Anyway, keep up the things you enjoy and that touch you deeply. They may be part of God's way of speaking to you.

Richard, your Old Threshers Friend

(sorry so long. If you want me to quite taking up so much of your space I will quit writing.)

Anonymous said...

Hey "Old Thresher's Friend!" Yes -- I enjoy collecting quotes, and I do read a lot, if I can find the time. I collect quotes mostly because they have made an impact on my life, and I want to keep them all in once place! They usually appear here on my blog sometime or other, though my book has a lot more entries than this blog! My first notebook is almost full...I'm gonna' have to go shopping for another one pretty soon! Thanks for commenting! (and don't worry about taking up to much space! :)

Anonymous said...

What a gripping perspective to wisdom. Quite honestly...I'd never thought of it like that, but it makes total sense! Oh! To gain a heart of wisdom!

Thank you dear sister!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for publishing this quote. It truly is timeless wisdom, and I know some folks that will appreciate it if I share it with them.

God bless - Chaplain