Wisdom About Wisdom

Wisdom about wisdom! That's what this final blog post of our Summer of Wisdom is about.

The final message provided a biblical spirituality of wisdom.

The Wisdom of God:
Fear the Lord, love, revere, trust, worship, serve, follow. Job is the great illustration of this.

The Wisdom of Christ:
Jesus is the full revelation of God's character, plan, purposes, will and way. God the Father tells the disciples, "This is my Son. LISTEN TO HIM."  Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. It is always right to listen to Jesus.

The Wisdom of the Cross.
The cross is the demonstration of God's love, wisdom,, and power. The only wise God showed us the way of wisdom is sacrificial love and service for the sake of others. Wisdom is living the way of love, grace, forgiveness, mercy and sacrifice.  It is the most beautiful wisdom you can build your life on.

The Wisdom of the Gospel.
The Gospel is the good news of God's Kingdom, already here and still arriving. It is the most counter-cultural wisdom you will find. God's Kingdom is like no other Kingdom and King Jesus is like no other King. The Kingdom of God means everything has changed and is changing. If you want a summary of Kingdom living (wisdom) read the Sermon on the Mount.

A Selection of Quotes About Wisdom

One Christian philosopher has said, all truth is God's truth. Whenever truth is found... it is found. It is discovered. It is NOT invented. Truth can be found in many places. When truth is found in some of these unexpected places and unexpected voices... think about that truth, examine it... and if it makes sense... it does because All Truth is God's Truth.

While the Bible is the peak pinnacle of truth, God has scattered gold nuggets of truth everywhere. Here are 20 quotes that are Wisdom about Wisdom.  Enjoy.

“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” William Shakespeare

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”  Aristotle

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”  Socrates

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” Isaac Asimov

“Turn your wounds into wisdom.”  Oprah Winfrey

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.”  Confucius
“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”  Albert Einstein

“It is not that I'm so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”  Albert Einstein

“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” Leo Tolstoy

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”  T. S. Eliot

“Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. William Cowper
All human wisdom is summed up in these two words—Wait and Hope. Alexandre Dumas

Science is organized knowledge, wisdom is organized life. Will Durant

No man is wise at all times, or is without his blind side. Desiderius Erasmus

I wish there were shortcuts to wisdom and self-knowledge: Sadly, it doesn’t work that way.  Anne Lamott

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk. Doug Larson

To understand the actual world as it is, not as we should wish it to be, is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom. Phyllis Theroux
Did any of these quotes grab your attention? If they did, I believe Jesus wants to say something to you through the wisdom nugget.

While our Summer of Wisdom has come to end, our pursuit of the Wisdom of God, Christ, the cross, and the Gospel continues.

We have a powerful new series on Romans 12-15 starting the middle of September.

Our teaching team is looking forward to sharing the wisdom of Real Community with you.

Blessings and Grace, 
Pastor Brian
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