GRAINS OF WISDOM May 27, 2016
No one is born wise, the box in the brain labeled "wisdom" is empty. It depends on each of us how we fill it in, when and if at all. The Word of God tells us very clearly about the importance of wisdom and that as follows: " Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." (Pr. 4:7). This is the Word of God for each of us, but it is also the word of man who had received that wisdom from God, because he asked for it from God (1Ki. 3: 9-12 // Jam. 1: 5, 6). It was Solomon, the son of King David. This wisdom is recorded in the 31 chapters of the Book of Proverbs. But there is also the wisdom that a man himself had collected during his lifetime, either from his own experience or from other wise people. This wisdom was usually collected in the so-called. "folk’s sayings", or proverbs. Thus, there are God’s proverbs that come to us directly from the Spirit of God and His infinite Wisdom, and the folk’s proverbs that come to us through our life experiences, because He created man with certain degree of intelligence, which has the ability to discern what is wise and what is stupid. Whether man has acquired and collected these God’s and the human proverbs through his degree of intelligence into his own life, and also governs his life by them – this is a very big question, and everyone would have to answer it for himself. I collected a few that have come to me through my life experiences with the Lord, and some are directly quoted from the Word of God.
The following grains of wisdom, in my view, are to be read at least 5 times to achieve their depth and thus their deeper meaning:
1. You can not be what you are not; but you can become what you are not ... (if you want).
2. People will remember you only for two things: the problems you solved, or those you have created.
3. Do not look where you still are; start to look where you could be.
4. You never change your faith until it ceases to produce what you want.
5. All people fail and fall; only Overcomers get up again and continue.
6. If you want something in life you've never had, you must do something you've never done.
7. The problem that makes you most angry is the problem that God has assigned to you to solve.
8. People form their life habits; their habits then form their future.
9. The man who can not be persuaded of anything by anyone does not know himself why he has so decided in his will.
10. Even the most stubborn donkey can be pushed to the stream, but no one can force him to drink.
11. You can not change anything that you are not willing to confront.
12. The crisis always comes with the curve of change ... (that is, at every curve in our lives).
13. Satan's popular entry point into your life is always through someone who is close to you.
14. The strongest weapon of Satan is deception, because no one who is deceived knows or can find out that he is deceived; someone else has to tell him, show him or bring him to it.
15. Losers focus on what they are going through, what they are experiencing; warriors focus on where they are going.
16. Pain is not an enemy, it is merely a proof that man exists ... (it often could have saved us from premature death)
17. When God wants to bless you, He puts a person into your life. When Satan wants to destroy you, he puts a person into your life ... (the question is whether you can tell the difference between the two and act accordingly).
18. Every act of obedience shortens the distance to the miracle that you want to achieve ... (if you have one).
19. Fighters make decisions that create their future. Losers make decisions that keep their present state, which personally suits their character.
20. You will never overcome what you refuse to hate.
21. What you fail to rule in your life, will finally rule you.
22. What you can tolerate, you can never change.
23. Nothing is as bad as it seems at first sight.
24. Patience is a weapon that forces deceit to show itself over time.
25. One hour in the presence of God discovers every flaw in your most carefully thought out plan.
26. Those who do not respect your calling and responsibility disqualify themselves for a relationship with you.
27. The continuing fight is the proof that you have not been defeated.
28. Never discuss your problem with any one, who is unable to solve it.
29. Failure is not an event, but a view, an opinion, the conviction about things; the same applies to success, which over time could show itself to be a failure.
30. Anger is a birthplace for new solutions ... (passivity has never solved anything in life, nor can ever solve).
31. A state of warfare always surrounds the birthplace of a Miracle.
32. Dissatisfaction is always a catalyst for change.
33. When you change the focus of your concentration, you also change your feelings and get a new perspective on things.
34. You will never reach the royal palace while you speak as a peasant.
35. What you will cause to happen to others, God will cause to happen to you.
36. If a fool would suddenly discover that he is a fool, he might not bear it in his soul; therefore, God has a Divine patience and gives him a lot of time to find it out more slowly.
37. Man is today ready for anything – but not for tomorrow – because he does not know what will be; and who will tell him, what will be? (Ecc. 8: 7)
38. It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise man, than for a man to hear the sweet song of fools (Ecc. 7: 5).
39. Do not be wicked or foolish, why should you die prematurely? (Ecc. 7:17).
40. Wisdom is better than weapons of war; but one sinner is able to destroy a lot of good (Ecc. 9:18).
41. For everything there is a season, a convenient time, also for the mutually opposing things (Ecc. 3:1-10).
42. The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding has created the heavens (Pr. 3:19).
43. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and depart from evil (Pr. 3: 7).
44. Happy and blessed is the man who finds wisdom and acquires understanding. She is a tree of life to those who lay hold upon her; happy and blessed is he who keeps her (Pr. 3: 13, 18).
45. The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the legacy of fools (Pr. 3:35).
46. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom ... (hence, he who does not fear Him, remains a fool – Pr. 9:10a)
47. Whoever loves admonition and instruction loves knowledge; but he who hates admonition is brutish (Pr. 12:1).
48. He who walks with wise men will be wise, but who is the companion of fools will be destroyed (Pr. 13:20).
49. Despiser hates him who warns, admonishes; neither will he ever go to the wise (Pr. 15:12).
50. He who despises the instructions and advices despises his own soul (Pr. 15:32).
51. There is a way that seems right to man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Pr. 16:25).
52. A reproof enters more into a wise man than a hundred rods on the back of a fool (Pr. 17:10).
53. Whoever repays evil for good, evil will not depart from his house (Pr. 17:13).
54. It is joy to the just to do judgment; but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity (Pr. 21:15).
55. The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead (Pr. 21:16).
56. Buy the truth and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding (Pr. 23:23).
57. Wisdom is too high for a fool; he does not open his mouth in the gate (Pr. 24: 7).
58. The thought of foolishness is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to men (Pr. 24: 9).
59. Evil men understand not judgment; but they that seek the LORD understand all things (Pr. 28: 5).
60. He who trusts in his own heart is a fool; but he who walks wisely will be delivered (Pr. 28:26).
61. A man has never yet been born, who would not choose to have heaven on earth; nor has a man been born yet, who would chose the cross, as the only possible instrument for such a change.
62. In believers we can find 4 kinds of hearts, 3 kinds are barren and even in that 1 fertile kind only some bring a 100-fold harvest, others only 60-fold or only 30-fold (Mt 13: 3-9,18-23).
63. Many believers may ask the Lord for His Light, and even if the Lord gives it to them, they do not know what to do with it.
64. Pastor can know all his sheep, but he almost never knows himself.
65. No man knows why his mind thinks the way it thinks; nor why his heart feels the way it feels. In spite of this, man may base his whole life and future on these two uncertainties.
66. When you tell a believer the truth that he does not believe, and he is not able or willing to pause and consider the truth, his whole destiny hangs in the balance.
67. A man who is unable to believe God is normal; a man who is unwilling to believe God is a pagan.
68. Every believer wants to go to the Kingdom of God even though he does not know what he will be doing there.
69. He who sows unwillingness, will reap the inability (Lk. 13:24).
70. One who thinks he has a true love, has not yet started practicing his love.
71. There were three crosses on Golgotha, and no man knows why.
72. When man has his head in a box, the Lord wants to drill at least a few holes into it, so that he may see what he does not see.
73. The deceived man can be cheerful even when he is walking into eternal damnation.
74. The fool will never understand the wise, nor wise the fool, because between them there is a deep abyss.
75. Preachers preach their faith with conviction even though it may be essentially contrary to the Word of God.
76. The believer who accepts without verifying everything that others say is in a great danger.
77. No believer can understand the ways of God, though God patiently leads him on them.
78. When man uses his good, evil is always present (Rom. 7:21). When God uses evil, His good is always present.
79. The man, who is offended by stupidity or untruth and then becomes silent and is not willing to even see, if it really was stupidity or untruth, leads a miserable life and digs his early grave.
80. Our human goodness can bring us to the grave, if it is misused by others for long.
81. The earthly wars never bring solutions; one war in Heaven will bring a solution for eternity (Rev. 12:7).
82. Every believer must die to himself in order to begin to live for Christ and for Heavenly Father.
83. The believer who does not love his brother does not pass from death to life, but remains in the death and does not know God, because God is love (1Jn. 3:14b and 4:8).
84 Whoever hates his brother (does not even want to see him), lives and walks in darkness and does not know where he is going, because darkness has blinded his eyes (1Jn. 2:11).
85. He who believes he is a good man and his way to Heaven is open is more deceived than pagans
86. The believer who refuses to walk the way of Salvation ordained by God will never be saved.
87. Even the most deceived man after his death will see the whole truth, which during his life he did not want to see.
88. It is impossible to imagine our self in Hell, and our enemy in Paradise.
89. If you do not believe that God can enable you to walk on water, then how are you going to believe that God will enable you to rise up in the air?
90. Every born-again believer has desire to see himself and his glory in the Kingdom of God, if only someone would bring him there on a stretcher.
91. If anyone, after reading these grains of wisdom, thinks that he is wiser, let him start to read again!