Where Do You Get Your Wisdom?
Wendy was unhappy in her marriage and thinking about divorce. "The Bible says, 'To thine own self be true,' " she told her friend Judy. "Besides, God helps those who help themselves."
"Wendy, I don’t know about your marriage," Judy said. "But I do know you're not quoting the Bible. 'To thine own self be true,' is Shakespeare. " 'God helps those who help themselves'—that’s Ben Franklin."
This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Wisdom has many sources—but the most reliable source is God's word. When you seek counsel—or quote it—be sure you know the person, the book, the magazine . . . the philosophy . . . that you’re using to shape your decisions . . . in the high calling of our daily work.
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (2 Tim. 3:14-15)