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Wisdom of Life

by Rev. Fr. V.V. Paulose, Toronto, Canada

Today's Bible Verse

"I will give you a wise and understanding heart such as no one else has had or ever will have." (1 Kings 3:12)

Discussion

Are you learning the life lessons from the word of God or from your trial and error life?

There is no time for an individual to learn from the trial and error methods to acquire the necessary wisdom to live. There is only one life on earth; it is limited by space and time. We need a life compass to move even a step forward. God is the fountain spring of knowledge and wisdom. "If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you." (James 1:5)

According Solomon, "For the lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding." (Proverbs 2:6). So follow his instruction thick and thin that is all we needed to live a happy, healthy human life on earth. Those who need the wisdom, should ask; then it will be given. Solomon asked for wisdom in governing his people with justice. He did not ask for a long life or wealth or the death of his enemies. So God gave him wisdom. If we ask what ever things we need to live as a son/ daughter of God, it will be provided by Him.

A young girl committed suicide. She had been addicted to drugs and suffered from psychological problems. Anthony Destefano attended the funeral. He says, 'At the end of the night, I went to say good- bye to the mother of the girl. She grabbed me by the arm and told me with tears in her eyes, "Make sure you hug your children tonight. Please, tell them you love them! It's important that you do that."' Tragically, she hadn't told her own daughter that she loved her very often, and she couldn't. She was trying to impart that sad piece of advice to Anthony while he still had the chance to avoid her mistake. Did she really have to acquire that wisdom such a late date and at such an immense cost? Had she been praying to God for wisdom right along, is there any doubt that she would have been given the grace to understand the value of open, loving communication?

Don't wait for the age to acquire the wisdom. Simply follow Jesus and his instruction Manual of life. Then you will never miss the target of life.

Prayer

Jesus, help those who are groping in the darkness of life without knowing your wisdom to live. Let those who are in the verge of death and destruction to be saved. We pray for those who are in the challenges of life like depression and suicidal tendency. We ask this in the name of Jesus.

Amen.

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