Wisdom
is not what’s
in your head

and it’s
not what’s
in your heart.

Wisdom is
only what’s
in both your
head and
your heart,

and then
has been
 tested
    by
††††† ACTION!

Relationships - Physics - Theology - Life

BLOG POSTING, WEEK OF MAY 21, 2018:   SECRET 4

This Secret is an extension of lasts week's "life boat" lessons.  It is a list of the "What" that we are given the opportunity to learn from life.

4.  The lessons are in love, forgiveness, trust, submitting, leading others, gentleness of spirit, charity toward self and others, having a listening seeking heart, and understanding the COST of obedience.

But if you think about it for a bit, that list is actually how those lessons should "feel" and "look" AFTER we have learned them!  So, for the moment I need to get a bit darker on you.  Sorry, it's necessary.

Job got bombed to teach Satan, you, I, and Job various lessons.  Lot's wife gets turned to salt because she didn't obey.  Jacob spent decades with Laban as God slowly removed "the schemer" from him.  Naomi loses land, husband, two sons, and one daughter-in-law before God gets what He wants.  Rahab loses city, business, and the only society she had ever known before marrying Salmon.  Samson died blind as the roof collapsed on him.  David had to spend a decade fleeing for his life from a half mad Saul before being made king.  Uriah's death seemed to be required so Israel could eventually have Solomon, but that didn't make him any less dead.  And of course Jesus had to put up with his disciples and die on a cross to learn the cost of obedience.

Nice, bright, uplifting list!  Right?  None of these lives I just mentioned were a walk in the park.  None of them!  All of them, and it seems all of us, need to GO THROUGH actual experiences in order to earn/learn, really own, those lessons of: love, forgiveness, trust, submitting, leading others, gentleness of spirit, charity toward self and others, having a listening seeking heart, and the COST of obedience.  It seems there is real spiritual truth to the expression, "No pain, no gain."

The reward better be good 'cause the road ain't easy.

Oh, I trust Him anyways.

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