November 15

Reflection

But the wise shall shine brightly like the splendor of the firmament,
and those who lead the many to justice shall be like the stars forever.
Daniel 12:3

True wisdom is a moral quality, not necessarily a measure of intelligence. Wisdom is the God-given ability to perceive the true nature of a matter and to try to implement the will of God in that matter. The Scriptures indicate that wisdom that is based upon the Word of God is the only true wisdom. The wisdom that leads others to justice is consistent with God’s justice. Wisdom judges rightly between things that differ. It seeks to empower others to confront injustice and to spark a vision of a better world.

Prayer

Give us the vision to act wisely.

Action

Where have you encountered true wisdom? Have you been a source of wisdom for another? How can you lead many to justice?

Suggested Reading

The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips.
Proverbs 16:23

How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!
Proverbs 16:16

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, And his tongue speaks justice.
Psalm 51:6

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.
Khalil Gibran

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau

 True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
Socrates

One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
Calvin Coolidge

Knowledge is flour, but wisdom is bread.
Austin O’Malley

There is a wisdom of the Head, and … there is a wisdom of the Heart.
Charles Dickens

Wisdom is a right understanding, a faculty of discerning good from evil, what is to be chosen and what rejected; a judgment grounded upon the true value of things, and not the common opinion of them.
Wellins Calcott

 

 

 

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