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About Wisdom, God Wisdom, it is Timeless.....

The Maker of man admonishes us to strive for wisdom in all that we do. But what is wisdom? What is the value of wisdom to human life? What is the difference between wisdom and intelligence? Which aspects of life is wisdom applicable in? How does one acquire wisdom? Why does one need wisdom? Who is wisdom for?

Assuming we have the answers to the questions above, the next questions will be: Where do you find this wisdom? Which type of wisdom surpasses them all?

Granted, you may have your own perspective and understanding of the subject. But as for me, I want to bring to light the wisdom that I am talking about, the wisdom that transcends time, location, human understanding and comprehension. The wisdom that is timeless!

The question remains: But where shall Wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding? Turning into the Book of Job, written during the times he endured unimaginable loss and suffering. It is a book that encourages us to be diligent and keep the faith and a good attitude amidst trials and tribulations.

Where do we find this timeless wisdom?

Job 28:13 Man knows not the price of it; neither is it found in the land of the living.

Job 28:14 The deep says, [Wisdom] is not in me; and the sea says, It is not with me.

Job 28:15 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price of it.

When life’s fortunes and misfortunes happen to us,we tend to understand things differently, have a perspective, learn and grow or even repeat the same mistakes. It has been said that experience is the best teacher. Assuming I understand wisdom within my own human limitations based on the socialisation that taught me that wisdom is from the elders. This means that they guide us based on their own experiences which we then model and hold these lessons as the absolute truth. How do I then comprehend the concept; how do I access it; and where do I go? What happens when it contradicts what I had held on to and understood? My socialisation has taught me about God on the one hand, and on the other hand, told me about my ancestors and what they do for me.

 It has been a constant journey during my life to try and work out who, between God and the ancestors, steps in where? I had to struggle at times about who to acknowledge for victories and when. With no guidance and no full understanding of the works of the Lord, what worked for me then was to acknowledge both at all times. It worked but only for a while. I say only for a while because once I started to understand and fully commit to the Lord I began to see things much clearer than I had before. It was a stance difficult to take because it is one of the most significant truths that has been part of my foundation. I was however blessed enough to have the debate and come to the understanding through my grandmother, whom God granted the wisdom to, to break all those generational bonds of what would have affected us and generations to come.

Until I write again, stay blessed.

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