A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them.
She said, “I don’t think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat.”
“Is the man of the house home?” they asked.
“No”, she said. “He’s out.”
“Then we cannot come in”, they replied.
Benefits of Wisdom (3): Creative Genius. Another benefit accruable from wisdom is the genius to create items of great value. The entrance of wisdom in the mix enhances your natural or acquired skills, thereby facilitating the creation of value in terms of product or service.
Benefits of Wisdom (2): In Demand. Another benefit of wisdom is that it makes you a hotcake. From our reference passage, we see that Solomon became a widely sought after person – a hotcake – overnight, as kings and prominent figures all over the world came in tow to seek his audience. Note that they did not come to see his face just for the fun of it, nor did they travel through lands, seas and deserts merely to see his palace, they came with deliberate intent from their different nations to seek his counsel on various matters and be acquainted firsthand with his famed wisdom.
And now the Lord says, Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, to bring Jacob back to Him, So that Israel is gathered to Him. – Isaiah 49:5
Another purpose of our Lord Jesus Christ was to restore Israel back to God.
The people of Israel have always occupied a special place in the heart of God. Even after numerous sins and retributions, as recorded in the Bible, they remain very dear to God.
And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. – 1 John 5:20
In continuation of our purpose series, let’s consider another purpose of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to the passage above, He has come to give us understanding about God and to enhance our knowledge of Him. These are essentials we need to make the most of our lives, as an appreciable knowledge and understanding of God – His will, His instructions, His (dis)likes, His preferences, etc – will make living a more meaningful, less tedious endeavour.
Purpose: Sent to Offer Life
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. – 1 John 4:9
In continuation of our meditation on the coming of Jesus Christ to earth to destroy the works of the devil, it is pertinent to note two things: firstly, there is nothing excluded among the devil’s works that Jesus came to destroy. He came to fix them all with no exception.
A wise old man was sitting at the river bank when he saw a cat that had fallen into the water, flailing around, trying to save itself from drowning.
The man decided to save the cat. He stretched his hand out but was scratched by the cat. He pulled his hand back in pain.
God, Make Me A Television
A Little Child’s Wish
A Primary School teacher asked her pupils to write an essay “what wish do you want from God?”
At the end of the day, the teacher collected all the essays given by her pupils. She took them home, sat and started marking them.