There is a lot of information out there.
Go to google.com and google the keyword - information. Try it here - results for information
When I did it (September 19, 2013), I came up with 6,380,000,000 hits! That's almost as much as one hit per person on this planet, which is over 7 billion. [reference: World Population Clock: 7 Billion People (2013) - Worldometers]
And information is growing exponentially as shown in this video clip below (which is 3 years old and already out-dated): (reference: http://youtu.be/yrRn7rSif2Q)
How do we manage with so much information thrown at us - ever growing, ever changing?
It takes some wisdom.
So let's go back to google.com and google the keyword - wisdom. Try it - results for wisdom
When I did it (September 19, 2013), I came up with 146,000,000 hits. That's a little less than one hit for half the population of the United States, about 316 million. [reference: Population Clock]
Roughly that is a ratio of information / wisdom of 44 to 1.
Wisdom is definitely lacking here - if we only go by these raw statistics.
But wisdom is calling ...
Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,
she raises her voice in the public square;
on top of the wall she cries out,
at the city gate she makes her speech:
Proverbs 1:20, 21 (NIV)
Proverbs has 31 chapters and is one book of 66 books (in the Protestant Bible). But what it lacks in volume, it packs quite a punch in quality.
For starters, here are some proverbs on Wisdom, in this clip: (reference: http://youtu.be/wPfKI2HOfgc)
And the entire Book of Proverbs is read here - http://youtu.be/Z9ku-DB8nxw
(It's over 90 minutes when read, but a twinkle of an eye when considering all the information out there!)
And here is an appropriate proverb on wisdom to kick off this series ... on Proverbs:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)
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Timeless Truths (part 3) - Hakuna Matata - No Worries? (2013)
Biblia Files (part 1) - Thru the Bible (2013)
Biblia Files (part 2) - What is the Bible Basically About? (2013)
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