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