Wisdom
 
Socrates was born in Athens, Greece, about four hundred years 
before Christ. The world continues to talk and write about the 
wisdom of Socrates. Would you like to live and be remembered 
as a wise person? Solomon was probably the wisest man that 
ever lived and he wrote the book of Ecclesiastes. 
In chapter 12, verse 13, he gives us wisdom in a nutshell: 
“Fear God and keep his commandments” (NIV).

The Bible points out the path of wisdom for all who would follow it. 
Let’s explore this topic, a source of pride to the ancient Grecians, 
and one of great interest to people in our day.


1. Job 28:28.

According to Job, what is the source of wisdom? 
What does it mean to fear the Lord? 
Do most people have spiritual wisdom today? 
What is the advantage of shunning evil?


2. Psalm 104:24–25.

When you contemplate the wonders of creation, how do you feel? 
What word is used in this text to indicate how God created all things?


3. Proverbs 4:7.

What is our principal need in life? 
How do we get wisdom? 
How does wisdom demonstrate itself in life? 
What is it worth?


4. Matthew 13:54.

When Jesus returned to Nazareth where 
He grew up, what did the people say of Him? 
Where did Christ get His wisdom and miraculous powers? 
Where do we get wisdom?


5. Luke 2:39–40.

How is Jesus described at twelve years of age? 
What kinds of growth did Jesus experience? 
What else was evident in His life?


6. 1 Corinthians 3:18–20.

How is the wisdom of this world described? 
Why does God look upon man’s wisdom as vain?


7. Colossians 2:1–3.

What three things did Paul desire for the church at Colosse? 
In whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge?


8. Colossians 4:5.

What does Paul mean by saying we should be wise 
in the way we act toward outsiders, or non-Christians? 
Do you think we miss opportunities to 
witness because of our insensitivity to others?


9. James 1:5.

Do you feel you lack wisdom? In what areas? 
If God is the source of wisdom, how do we get it? 
What is God’s reaction when we make requests of Him?


10. James 3:17.

Describe the wisdom that comes from heaven. 
Is God’s wisdom demonstrated in our lives? 
Why or why not?


From 102 Fascinating Bible Studies by Preston A. Taylor

About the Author (2010):

Preston A. Taylor is a retired pastor and missionary to Argentina. He
received his BD and ThM degrees from Southwestern Baptist Seminary
and his DMin from Luther Rice Seminary. For the past 25 years, he has
written a weekly devotional message for newspapers in the towns where

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Joe Biden Talks To The Dead: – He Worked On Paris Climate Deal With Long-Dead Chinese Leader

Former Vice President Joe Biden mistakenly claimed on Monday that he worked on the Paris Climate Accord with former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping — who died more than 20 years before its signing.

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Joe Biden claimed tonight that he worked with Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping on the Paris Climate Accord.

Except the current Chinese President is Xi Jinping.

Deng Xiapoing left office in 1992 and has been dead for 23 years.

Biden made the gaffe while citing his accomplishments in President Barack Obama’s administration.

“One of the things I’m proudest of is getting passed, getting moved, getting in control of the Paris Climate Accord,” Biden said in a speech at the College of Charleston. “I’m the guy who came back after meeting with Deng Xiaoping and making the case that I believe China will join if we put pressure on them. We got almost 200 nations to join.”

Xiaoping served as the leader of China from 1978 until his retirement in 1992, and passed away in 1997. Xi Jinping, China’s current president, came to power 2013 and signed the country onto the 2016 agreement.

In June 2017, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the agreement, stating that accord will “undermine the economy” and “puts [the United States] at a permanent disadvantage.”

In addition to the Xiaoping gaffe, Biden bizarrely declared in a campaign speech that he is a “candidate for the United States Senate” and that people could “vote for the other Biden” if they prefer one of his rivals.

“My name is Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over, if you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden,” the 77-year-old said at the First in the South Dinner.

Biden’s confusing comments come as Democrat primary candidates are scheduled to debate in Charleston Tuesday evening. The former vice president faces increasing pressure to give a standout performance as his “firewall” in the Palmetto State crumbles in the face of a surging Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). The Vermont senator is fresh off a decisive victory in Nevada caucuses on Saturday. Earlier this month, he placed first the New Hampshire primary and won the popular vote in Iowa. In a survey released Monday, the Public Policy Polling outfit said Biden leads South Carolina with 36 percent of support and Sanders is in second at 21 percent.

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