Welcome to today’s Wisdom WOD! I’m excited to share one of my favorite stories from the Bible, and the premise this entire course is based upon.
At Gibeon, the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream and said, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” (1 Kings 3:5) Can you imagine? How amazing would that be?
Of all things, Solomon asked for a discerning heart. This pleased the Lord, and he said “I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.” (1 Kings 3:9-12)
I know I can’t wait to learn all that I can from Solomon. How about you?
Why Read Proverbs?
Just as there are physical laws that govern the universe, there are laws of living that are just as sure and true. It doesn’t matter if you love them or hate them, they still exist, and they will govern your life. Solomon reveals these laws in the biblical Book of Proverbs, and more important, shows us how to use them to our advantage.
Those who learn these laws and how to use them in their flight through life will achieve a level of purpose, success, and happiness that others can only dream of.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
I know I am called for great works, and I will choose to be diligent in the pursuit of excellence.
For the Lord gives wisdom . .