Friday, February 8, 2019

Genesis 46:1-47:27; Psalm 25:1-22; Matthew 26:31-56

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Proverbs 3:13

The table mats in the hotel dining room had quotations inscribed on them. One was a saying of Benjamin Franklin: “Life’s tragedy is that we grow old too soon and get wise too late”. Perhaps we have aspired to change things, to make a difference for good and yet been disappointed as things have not gone our way. Like Solomon we should pray for wisdom. Said Reinhold Niebuhr, a famous theologian, “Lord, help me to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference”. —Brian Powlesland

Hasten, Christian, to be wise! Stay not for the morrow’s sun;
Wisdom, if you still despise, harder is it to be won. —Thomas Scott

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