Blessed are the Wise – Page 3
King Solomon could have ruled in a different way, but he was able to give a wise ruling because he wasfilled with wisdom from God.
Illustration: The Tangram
(sometimes also known as the
“Seven pieces of cleverness”
; literally "seven boards of skill") is adissection puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of thepuzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which maynot overlap. It was originally invented inChinaat some unknown point in history, and then carried overtoEuropeby trading ships in the early 19th century. It became very popular in Europe for a time then,and then again duringWorld War I. It is one of the most populardissection puzzlesin the world.
Standard pieces, standard quantity, different shapes, thousands of possibilities
You can try to fit one piece in a certain place, but if it’s not the right place for it, the figure will not becompleted.
In relation to wisdom:
Life offers a lot of choices and possibilities. We have to figure out the wisest course to take in order tomake our life here on earth good.There are thousands of possibilites and choices in life, but only one right decision that will fit the pieceinto the puzzle –a God-given wisdom for that certain situation. Sometimes you think it’s impossible tofit any of the pieces in the puzzle, but that is “
leaning on your own understanding
”. When you finallysee the bigger picture as God sees it, then you will know that each piece fits perfectly in its proper place.God intends for us to live life to the full while here on earth (John 10:10), and living to the full meansexperiencing both the good and the bad, but with godly wisdom to guide us through it.
So how do we attain wisdom?
Fear God. (Pre-requisite of wisdom)
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One isunderstanding.” Prov 9:10 NIV“How does a man become wise? The first step is to
the Lord!” Prov 1:7 TLB
Have you accepted Jesus Christ in your heart as your personal Lord & Savior?
How do we
“fear the Lord
?” – “To fear the Lord is to hate evil…” Prov.813 NIV
Desire to follow and imitate God as He has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ, without self-reliance and especially not in a spirit of pride