Wisdom is knowing when to act
With knowledge through experience…
It’s an understanding that is compassionate
With the ability of discernment.
Wisdom guides us to guard our tongue
Since it’s not always suitable,
To unleash our every feeling and thought
To travel the road of fools.
Let’s not place reliance on people
Since they can easily disappoint,
As most things are conditional
And to selfish motives most times it points.
Don’t be envious of the ‘great’
Since there’s always a price to pay;
Be humble and appreciate simplicity
So peace will surround your days.
Better to associate with the humble
As the rich can drag you to court,
Since the humble most times are God-fearing
Whilst the rich towards mammon resort.
When we desire others’ lifestyles
We forget our blessings bestowed,
And become jealous and maybe bitter
Where a foothold for satan we’ve allowed.
Don’t desire what the rich have
Since we simply do not know,
The sacrifices they had to make
And important things they did let go.
Because the spirit of covetousness
Is a disease in society;
It will feed your fleshly desires
To be someone whom you pretend to be.
Appreciate your spouse
They will love you like no other;
Don’t be bewitched to believe
The grass is greener with another lover.
Because the lover will strip your dignity
Whilst destroying your household too;
Making promises devoid of integrity
And cause heartache for those around you.
When you’re truly happy and joyful
Be wise as to whom you confess,
Since not everyone will rejoice with you
And some may even detest.
But God has a way of exposing
The hidden condition of the soul,
But it’s to set free and to liberate
So new desires can unfold.
The real condition of the heart
Is always exposed under fire,
And all the greed, lust and corruption
Will reveal every desire.
There’s a reason Jesus was humble
Although He could have displayed showmanship,
But God’s wisdom reveals HIs true character
In humility where all pride is dismissed.
(C) P.B. 2020
“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her and she will promote you. She will bring you honor when you embrace her.” Proverbs 8:7-8
“I, wisdom dwell with prudence and find out knowledge and discretion.” Proverbs 8:12
“When wisdom enters your heart and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you, understanding will keep you.” Proverbs 2:10-11
“The rich man is wise in his own eyes but the poor who has understanding searches him out.” Proverbs 28:11
“Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.” Proverbs 16:18-19
“Do not set your mind on high things but associate with the humble.” Romans 12:16
“Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts?” James 2:6
“And rejoice with the wife of your youth…and always be enraptured with her love. For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman, and be embraced in the arms of a seductress?” Proverbs 5:18-20