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  • Shelter in the Rain

    Posted on May 25th, 2012 rhonda No comments

    “Wisdom is a shelter, as money is a shelter,

    but the advantage of knowledge is this:

    that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.”

    Ecclesiastes 7:12

     Joseph Prince has a teaching on meditation.  He explains that it’s important that we take a verse & literally mutter it throughout the day.  I decided to take his advice.  I wrote the verse above on an index card and put it in my pocket so that I could refer to it throughout the day.

    I tend to be a worry-wart, and money, or the lack of it, is one of the things I worry about a lot.  Joseph is right, that the longer I spend time chewing over a verse, the more I get out of it.  When I first read over it, I thought that God was putting wisdom & money on the same footing.   Then I realized that the edge goes to wisdom since it does more than provide shelter, but it will preserve my life – not money.  The best thing about the verse is that, while it’s hard to get money, or the means to make money, God gives wisdom.  Once we get money, we can lose it.  Once we get wisdom, we cannot lose it.

    I guess my word of wisdom for today is “shelter”.  Housing is the 1st thing I think of when I see the word shelter.  Wisdom & money are both; but I guess the Bible is saying that wisdom is a stronger shelter than money, because it preserves life.  In all honesty, the basis of all my worrying is a worry about my life, specifically the health, length & quality of my life.  I need a shelter, and if wisdom is a better & stronger shelter, I should spend more time pursuing that than money.

    Where I live, it’s been rainy all week, and we’re promised more rain today.  We need shelter especially in those times.  I praise God for His shelter.



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    • Perspective is so important. Thank God for providing us with instruction on healthy perspective – a holy perspective – a wise perspective. It’s wise to seek wisdom; and only prideful fools think they know everything, even if they have all the money in the world.

      Thanks for sharing!

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