Wisdom From T.D. Jakes by T.D. Jakes
SOLOMON asked God for it. Universities espouse its virtues. Pastors pray for it. Parents want to believe their children have it. Students hope for it. Executives bank on it. Some rationalize it. Others brag about it. Most want more of it.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who stood firm against Hitler’s poli- cies during World War II and was subsequently executed for his stance, defines wisdom this way, “To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events.
It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential.
But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things.
And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom.”
Within today’s 24-7 communication culture, it is many times hard to “recognize the significant in the factual.” In our virtual reality worldwide society, someone’s “wisdom” can beand is—blogged, Twittered, Skyped, emailed, and Facebooked instantaneously to others next door or in a faraway continent.
Allowing wisdom to become relative is opening doors for imposters to barge in. Only with God’s wisdom can believers forge ahead to make the world a safer, stronger, and more beau- tiful place.
How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver (Proverbs 16:16 NKJV).
God’s wisdom, shared through His committed and dedi- cated servants, has carried people through ages past full of dan- ger, through current economic and worldwide unrest, and will continue to protect and defend His children throughout eternity. Only wisdom from Heaven provides peace that passes all human understanding.
Wisdom From T.D. Jakes is a compilation of bits of wis- dom received from the Lord over many years of serving Him. Shared with you are 40 wise and personal insights to refresh and empower you to tackle life’s challenges, rejoice in God’s promises fulfilled, and shout victory over the enemy.
This interactive devotional journal immerses you into a world where God’s powerful wisdom infuses you as never before. You will gain the strength to solve problems, turn situations around, and learn how to make wise decisions.