EIGHT SIMPLE LESSONS A WISE BOOK TAUGHT ME
LESSON 1: A wise man understands that true words stand the test of time but lies are soon exposed. A wise man understands that humility precedes honor and he makes good use of everything he findeth to impact him and those surrounding him.
LESSON 2: Note, there is more hope for a fool than for one who thinks he is wise. A lazy man considers himself smarter than seven wise men, making him worse than a fool. He doesn’t know and he doesn’t know that he needs to know so he believes that he knows all he needs to know. A wise man is always willing to learn.
LESSON 3: A wise man understands that the decisions he takes sometimes might not affect only him, but those close and around him. Those that planned that Daniel in the bibe should be consumed by hungry lions were eventually eaten along with their family members and friends by the same lions they designated to consume Daniel. What decisions are you taking, are they wise?
LESSON 4: A fool has a talent in flattering people, he sets a trap for others and he is always caught in the trap? He rolls a stone down on others and he crushes his own head instead. A fool has no work to do so he is always involve himself in bringing other people down and most times he ends up bringing himself down the more.
LESSON 5: A wise man cautions the way he eats. He does not eat more than his stomach can fill, and he also watches the way he eats outside. He does not eat with people who are stingy, and he does not desire their delicacies. They are always thinking about how much their food cost them, but they would tell you to eat and drink when they don’t even mean a single word they have said.
LESSON 6: A wise man is anointed for greatness by God and his character keeps the anointing working. Joseph in the bible was anointed for greatness, and his character sustained him. King Saul in the bible was anointed for greatness but his character could not sustain this greatness. King David in the bible was anointed for greatness, and his character sustained him. Samson in the bible was anointed for greatness but his character could not sustain this greatness.
LESSON 7: A wise man does not judge, criticize and condemn others so he would not be judged, criticized and condemned himself. For in the way you judge, you would be judged, and by the way you measure the standard of others, others shall measure you.
LESSON 8: A wise man would not stand as a guarantor for a stranger that he knows nothing or a few things about. This is because when the stranger messes up; they would take all his personal belongings and make him stranded for an offence he committed out of human will and sympathy.
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