The benefits of wisdom are plentiful. Throughout the Bible, we find that we should not only seek wisdom, but that we should also seek understanding and cry out for insight (Proverbs 2:2-3). Here are 7 life lessons that have a profound way of saying much with so little words.
- We should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.
Have you ever wanted something so bad but never got it? What if that thing you wanted would turn all your attention to it rather than God? It’s hard to think of sometimes, but God doesn’t always give us what we desire, especially if those desires are not found in Him.
- Being kind is more important than being right.
Wrapped up in this saying are multitudes of principles we ought to live life by. Whether it is to have others before ourselves or to end an argument for peace’s sake, we find that keeping kindness tied around our heart is an attribute of loving people well.
- When you’re in love, it shows.
When you naturally love someone based in action and in truth (1 John 3:18), it’ll naturally show and from it, it’ll emanate other traits such as loyalty, honesty, friendship, joy, and a willingness to lay down your life for another.
- Money doesn’t buy class.
Money isn’t everything, yet it provides you with the access to attain tools in this world that help propel our dreams forward. However, it doesn’t buy you the intangibles. It reveals what is already inside you. What you do with little, you will do with a lot.
- Under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
People are people. With this simple truth, people from different walks of life relate in this way; we all need love, other people, and experiences in our life with the Creator to know true love. Love, in and of itself, serves then, as the greatest medium of communication from one heart to another.
- Ignoring the facts doesn’t change the facts.
The truth of a matter is timeless, and we ought to be enamored by this. It should give us comfort to know that when we seek truth in Scripture of what God has said, what we discover will stand true at all times. When we understand more truth in God’s word, we’ll then be able to discern good from evil and truth from lies.
- When you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
Let that sink in for a moment. No pun intended. Being in a state of joyfulness and happiness only extends from a place that releases ill feelings towards another. Always extend forgiveness, even if it mean forgiving someone 70 times over.