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"Knowing Fool"

Jan 24, 2013 - 5 comments
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"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are greater fools for it. There is no fool so great as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom."

By: CH Spurgeon

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by clean_in_ks, Jan 24, 2013
Ok, you sparked me again....first Max Lucado, now Charles Spurgeon....so now I feel led to share a direct quote by Charles (Chuck) Swindoll one of my VERY favorite teachers.
This is the preface word for word, out of his little meditation book called "Wisdom for the Way"....(I LOVE it LOL)

"We have not even begun to live if we lack the wisdom God wants to give us.  That wisdom is ours, simply for the asking, and it brings us into a whole new and exciting world!  Like birth, it will take time and it may be a painful process. But when it comes, you'll be amazed how clearly things will come into focus.  You'll begin to feel like a new creature.  No wonder Jesus referred to it as being "born again".
When we operate in the sphere of the wisdom of God, when it is at work in our minds and in our lives, we look at life through lenses of perception, and we respond to it in calm confidence.  There's a remarkable absence of fear.  We are not seized with panic.  We can either lose our jobs or we can be promoted in our work, and neither will derail us. Why? Because we see it with God-given objectivity.  And we handle it in His wisdom.
We can dip into an unexpected valley or we can soar to the pinnacle of prosperity, and we can cope with both extremes.  His wisdom provides us the necessary objectivity and stability.  This is not some dreamland fantasy.  It is reality.  It is the ability to live above the drag of human opinion and horizontal perspective.  It is what happens within us when wisdom goes to work.
The wisdom of God gives us balance, strength, and insight.  None of these is a natural trait, each is a by-product of wisdom.  We don't get these things just because we're human beings. They must come from God.
But the more we glean God's wisdom, the more strength we gain to live with questions and tension. He doesn't issue rules and regulations for every moment. He provides some overall guidelines and principles, then He allows us to make the decisions.  Why? By doing this the wisdom of God goes to work, and we begin to learn how to walk through life---which is often full of subtle and unseen "land mines." His wisdom provides the sixth sense we need.  It matures us so that we can press on in spite of the unanswered questions.
The good news is that such wisdom is ours to claim through an intimate relationship with God's Son, Jesus. He is the channel through which wisdom comes to us.  In coming by faith to the Lord Jesus Christ, we are given open access to the wisdom of God. With the Son of God comes the wisdom of God. It's all part of the package.
Charles R. Swindoll

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by ActingBrandNew, Jan 24, 2013
clean_in_ks,
Wow...I loved it. Thanks for sharing it!

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by clean_in_ks, Jan 24, 2013
You'er "velcome" :):)

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by clean_in_ks, Jan 24, 2013
Hahaha!  Still LOTS of dead brain cells....you are WELCOME...I was trying the "accent" thing and still didn't get it LOL

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by ActingBrandNew, Jan 24, 2013
LOL...I would have gotten the accent even if you hadn't made the correction..the "accent" thing worked :)

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