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Wisdom

You Have Got to Ask for It

"Just remember that when you don't know what to do, God always knows what to do, and He will tell you (James 1:5)." --Kent Crockett 

Wisdom is a Pass Key

When I was in college, I lived in a dorm that had 100 rooms, with a lock on each door.  It took 100 keys to open those 100 doors. However, the person in charge had a pass-key.  That single key had the ability to open the doors to every room in the dorm. 
 
Wisdom is like a pass-key, that will unlock difficult decisions and open doors for you.  The Lord is the only one who has the key, but He'll loan it to you, if you'll ask for it.  James 1:5 (NASV) says, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him." --Kent Crockett
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Get It In Writing

A young man loaned an acquaintance $500, but failed to get the borrower's signature on a receipt.  When the guy hadn't paid him back a year later, he realized he had probably lost the money due to lack of proof.  He asked his father what to do.
 
"The answer is simple," his father said. "Just write him and say you need the $1,000 you loaned him.
 
"You mean $500," his son replied.
 
"No, you need to say $1,000.  He'll immediately write back that he only owes you $500, and then you'll have it in writing!"
 
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To Speak on Not to Speak

"It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it." --Sam Levenson (American humorist & author, 1911-1980)


Common Sense versus Wisdom

"Common sense is the ability to see the obvious.  Wisdom is the ability to see beyond the obvious."--Kent Crockett 


Wisdom is Better Than Intelligence

"You might not be able to improve your I.Q., but you can improve your W.Q. by praying for wisdom."--Kent Crockett 

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