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Wisdom

How wise do you think you are? How do you display this? Wisdom is acquired knowledge and experience being applied at the right time. It is wonderful to have it and wonderful to use it but there is one important element that keeps it from being spoiled and that is that the truly wise are humble. Wise Agur was a prophet who wrote Proverbs 30. He had either two sons, two protégés, or two friends to which he expressed himself about the wisdom he had obtained. He said to Ithiel and Ucal, "I am the most ignorant of men; I do not have a man's understanding. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One." (Proverbs 30:1-3) He did not declare himself wise but downplayed his state of being. He expressed the limitedness of his ability. Agur understood as did the Apostle Paul who debased himself, Isaiah, in the presence of God, Job in his descent into physical and emotional pain, and David as he spoke of his own folly, that the closer you get to God and to communi…