The-Art-Of-Small-Talk.com will join you on a personal journey through The Bible Proverbs,to give you the key for successful everyday living!
Many people think that what's written in the Bible has mostly to do with getting people into Heaven - getting right with God, saving their eternal souls. It does have to do with that,of course,but not mostly.
Bible Proverbs will touch on this subject.
It is equally concerned with living on this earth-living well, living in robust sanity.
In our scriptures, heaven is not the primary concern, to which earth is a tag-along afterthought.
"On earth as it is in heaven" is Jesus' prayer.
"Wisdom" is the biblical term for this on-earth-as-it-is-in-heaven everyday living.
Wisdom is the art of living skillfully in whatever actual conditions we find ourselves.
It has virtually nothing to do with information as such, with knowledge as such.
A college degree is no certification of wisdom (just look how many homeless people,with various University degrees,out there who's wisdom is getting them nowhere!)-nor is it primarily concerned with keeping us out of moral mud puddles, although it does have a profound moral effect upon us all.
Wisdom has to do with becoming skillfull in honouring our
parents, and raising our children,handling our money and conducting our sexual lives,going to work and exercising leadership,using words well and treating friends kindly,eating and drinking healthy,cultivating emotions within ourselves and attitudes toward others that make for peace.
Threaded through all these items is the insistence that the way we think of and respond to God is the most practical thing we can do.
In matters of everyday practicality, nothing,absolutely nothing,takes precedence over God.
Proverbs concentrates on these concerns more than any other book in the Bible. Attention to the here and now is everywhere present in the stories and legislation,the prayers and the sermon, that are spread over the thousands of pages of the Bible.
Proverbs translates it all, into riveting images and general truth,that keep us connected in holy obedience to the ordinary.
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