Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Seek Wisdom

What is the value of wisdom? 

1.      Understanding and wisdom are worth more than silver and gold.
2.      Wise people continuously educate themselves.
3.      Wise people are self-disciplined.
4.      Wise people respond instead of reacting by exercising free will.
5.      Wise people seek first to understand the situation, then to be understood when providing their perspective.
6.      Wise people admit their mistakes, learn from them and take responsibility for fixing them.
7.      Wise people are excellent in handling rejections and failures.

Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. 
Be a giver in a world of takers.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.

And now the Brazilian Portuguese version

Qual é o valor da sabedoria?

1 Compreensão e sabedoria valem mais que a prata e o ouro.
2. Pessoas sábias continuamente educam-se.
3. Pessoas sábias são auto-disciplinadas.
4. Pessoas sábias respondem em vez de reagir ao exercer o livre arbítrio.
5. Pessoas sábias procuram primeiro entender a situação, depois serem     compreendidos ao fornecer suas perspectivas.
6. Pessoas sábias admitem seus erros, aprendem com eles e assumem a responsabilidade de corrigi-los.
7. Pessoas sábias são excelentes no tratamento de rejeições e fracassos.

Você vai se juntar a minha causa para lutar contra a mediocridade do mundo? 
Passe estes nuggets para os outros.

Nós ganhamos a vida por aquilo que recebemos; nós fazemos uma vida por aquilo que doamos.

Seja um doador em um mundo de aproveitadores.

Seja abençoado e seja uma bênção para outros.

Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy

1 comment:


    Why is there such a large truth deficiency among those who search the Scripture for God's message to mankind? Why the disparity between what the Bible says and what men teach?

    1. The Bible says: Acts 4:10-12 ....that by the name of Jesus Christ.....12 "Nor is there salvation in any other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."(NKJV)

    Men say: "Jesus is one way, however, there are many names and various religions by which men can be saved."

    Why do men have a truth deficit?
    Matthew 15:9 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."(NKJV)

    2. The Bible says: Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,(NKJV)

    Men say: "The grace of God has only appeared to a select few who have been preselected by God for salvation and that all others will burn in hell."

    Why do men have a truth deficit?
    Mark 7:13 "making the word of God of no effect through your traditions which you have handed down, And many such things you do."(NKJV)

    3. The Bible says: Act 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NKJV)

    Men say: "Water baptism is not essential to the forgiveness of sins."

    Why do men have a truth deficit?
    Mark 7:9 And He said to them, "All to well you reject the commandments of God, that you may keep your tradition.(NKJV)

    4. The Bible says: Mark 16:16 "He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.(NKJV)

    Men say: "He who believes is saved the minute he believes and then is baptized because he is already saved."

    Why do men have a truth deficit?
    Matthew 15:3 But He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?(NKJV)

    5. The Bible says: 1 Peter 3:20-21...were saved through water. 21 There is also an antitype which now saves us, namely baptism... Acts 8:27-38 ......38...And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. John 3:5 Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.(NKJV)

    Men say: "Water baptism is not essential for salvation. There is only spiritual baptism under the New Covenant, water baptism will not be administered here."

    Why do men have a truth deficit?
    2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. (NKJV)

    Why do men have a truth deficit?
    2 Timothy 4:3-4 For there is going to come a time when people won't listen to the truth, but will go around looking for teachers who will tell them just what they want to hear. 4 They won't listen to what the Bible says but will blithely follow their own misguided ideas. (The Living Bible--Paraphrased)

    The truth is found in the Bible.
    Men's opinions are found in man-made creed books and other extra-Biblical writings.