Wisdom for living
For inquire, please, of the former age, And consider the things discovered by their father; For we were born yesterday, and know nothing, Because our days on earth are a shadow (Job.8.8).
There is nothing new under the heaven. whatever you are experiencing now has probably happened to someone in the past. Asking questions is an ancient means of learning wisdom. The wisdom is to recognise that someone has gone through the path you’re treading, and to ask questions that will bring life saving answers. This will shorten your learning curves in life. You can learn through your own mistakes, you can also learn from the experiences of others. However, life is too short for you to experience everything.
Someone once said, “before you remove the fence, ask why it was erected in the first place.” The desire to change things is very good as it encourages progress and development. It is however good to understand that there is no need reinventing the wheel, especially in the areas of experiences. Why getting your fingers burnt before learning a lesson? One of the ways to learn is through mentoring. It is the process of submission of yourself to someone to tutor you. Another way is through reading. Most good authors package their years of experiences into a book that is sold at a cheap price, to share wisdom. Reading can save you painful experiences.
Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come–and the books, especially the parchments (2Tim.4.13).
Apostle Paul was a man of wisdom. He wrote the major parts of the New Testament. He was a studious man who kept reading even in prison. There is so much to learn through books and the ultimate recommendation will be the Word of God, that contains ancient wisdom for living. Then we shall see from a divine perspective, that nothing is actually new under the heavens. Peace!
© Olusola John