The Power Of Wisdom from above

We all need wisdom to live a happy life.Wisdom from above surpasses earthly wisdom.God calls earthly wisdom “foolishness”.Be wise in the Lord and success and happiness will be yours always.

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Christians and all believers should ask for wisdom from the Lord and he will give it to you like he did it for King Solomon.

Wisdom From Above
The Bible makes it clear that God used wisdom to create the universe.To state and make it simple,wisdom emanates from God;He is the source of wisdom.

What is sweeter than having wisdom to discern the most complex situations in life?. God only not give wisdom. He also gives talents and spiritual gifts. All these glorifies his magnificent name.

Wisdom is precious than gold and riches. Wisdom from above is backed by the Holy spirit which makes it surpass any earthly wisdom.Can you afford to own wisdom from above?. Yes you can.Just pray and have faith in the Lord you shall have it.

What Is Wisdom?

Before I continue, let us find the meaning of wisdom.This definition is for English Language Learners.I chose that because it is very simple for everyone to understand:

knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life”

the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand.”

Now, according to the bible wisdom is the fear of the Lord .

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding”(Proverbs 9:10).

The fear of the Lord is not about getting frightened by him.God is not horrible to scare the hell out of you. To fear the Lord is to love him with all your heart, soul and body. It is about pursuing holiness and obeying his commandments.God is a loving and caring person.He hates people who are disobedient to him.

Wisdom From Above And Earthly Wisdom In Reference To The Bible

Wisdom from above surpasses knowledge gotten from life experience or lecture halls.We understand experience is the best teacher but wisdom from above is far more valuable than life or human experience.You can further read my full article on human experience to understand how it works.

In fact,if we compare wisdom from above to earthly wisdom;We can conclude that earthly wisdom is useless.

“For the wisdom of this age is foolishness with God. As it is written, “He catches the wise in their craftiness.”(1 Corinthians 3:19).

God gives knowledge free of charge to those who ask and deserve it.

Wisdom from above is different from earthly wisdom. Therefore Christians are encouraged to seek for wisdom from the Lord.

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and not hypocritical.”(James 3:17).

If you are a kind of lazy person how can you get wisdom?.The Bible says you should go to the ant and learn her ways, you sluggard.

God is the giver of wisdom.He is ‘wisdom’ himself. Ask and he will give you wisdom from above. King Solomon asked for wisdom and God gave it to him making him the wisest person ever to live on earth till the coming of Christ in the New Testament.

If you want to know about the amazing life of King Solomon and his legacy on earth; Read my article on “Who was King Solomon“.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.But let him ask in faith, without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind“(James 1:5-6).

Summary On Wisdom From Above

In conclusion, JESUS CHRIST is the true source of wisdom. He grew in wisdom, taught wisdom and gave wisdom to his disciples (Luke 21:15).

In his Childhood, he belittled the elders in the Synagogue with his wisdom.

Then he came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue. They were astonished and said, “Where did this man get such wisdom and miraculous powers? “(Matthew 13:54).

Seek for Christ Jesus today,ask him to give you wisdom to:

  • live a happy life
  • work hard to become successful
  • solve complicated problems in your life,marriage,school etc.
  • help people who are in need

Christians who obey God’s word are his true sons.He will give you wisdom if you ask for it.Let your faith count.Did you find this article helpful?.If ‘Yes’, then don’t forget to share with friends,families and loved ones.

Who Named The Earth?

Let’s explore to know the best answer to the question; “who named the earth”.Let wisdom speak out for everyone to hear.Our earth still has mysteries that mankind cannot fathom.

The answer to the question;"who named the earth?, is God.
Who named the earth we live in today?.

Sometimes nature baffles us with so many mysteries. We love living a happy life on earth.But one of the biggest question people ask is, “who named the earth?.A planet hosting 7 billion people.

At least we know the ancient Greeks and Romans named the all other planet after their gods and goddesses.It is only our earth that no one holds credit for naming it.

This post will help you understand some of the efforts put in place to find a concrete answer to the question “who named the earth?“.

I will let us consider the view points from Christians,Linguists Scientists and Historians.

Christians View Answering Who “Named The Earth?”

I am starting from the bible,because it is a bood full of historical facts,scientific facts,many mysteries and prophesies.

Mankind hasn’t been fully able to explore everything making up our earth.God created this earth and everything in heaven,including all other planets.

The name “earth” first appeared in the book of Genesis.Moses wrote the first 5 books in the old testament including Genesis.

The interesting question here is, “when was the book of Genesis written?.Moses wrote the book during his life time on earth.

However, there are two separate dates that raises debate among scholars.Moses lived in an era called the Late Bronze age (about 1550 to 1200 B.C).The other dates indicating when Moses wrote Genesis is likely between 1440 and 1400 B.C. So scholars haven’t known the exact date yet.

In Genesis 1:1, it states;

” In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

That sounds clear that God gave our planet a name and that name is earth. Looking at the verse 5 it indicates that there were no other names for ‘light’ and ‘darkness’. God named them.

“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.There was evening and there was morning, one day.”

The View Point From Etymology And Science In comparison To The Bible

The name “earth” derived from Anglo-Saxon(English and German) words ‘eor(th)e/ertha’ and ‘erde’ which means the ground. To ask a linguist or scientist who named the earth?.A frank answer will be ” No Idea”.Yes they don’t know.

Mankind has tried to explore and understand the existence of our world in many ways.There have been a lot of misconceptions about life on earth from centuries ago.People still believe that our earth is flat and that is out of the facts.

Let me then remind you that God brought so many languages to this world to fulfill his purpose. God has given mankind knowledge to learn different languages, explore the earth for HIS glory. But its unfortunate paganism has consumed mankind’s heart.

Like I said earlier, all the known planets were named after Roman and Greek gods and goddess except our “earth”.Should if God gives mankind the privilege to name our planet,he will name it after a god or goddess.

As technology came into the lime light in the earliest part of 1600’s, telescope was discovered.

An astronomy called William Herschel, has been credited for discovering Uranus in 1781 and also Neptune was discovered in 1846 by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.It was named after the Roman’s god of the sea because of its blue colour.

One important thing I want all my readers to know is;There is nothing new under the sun.These planets existed already till mankind discovered them to honor themselves and their gods.

The Conclusion On Who Named The Earth?.

A straight answer from Christians is “God named the earth“.He created it along the heavens and all terrestrial bodies.He is the source of wisdom. He is the mastermind behind all things that are good and worthy.

Linguistics exist today because God brought languages to this earth.The evolution of the name of our planet from Anglo-Saxon words only complement what has been in existence already. It is nothing new.

The Shocking Facts That Explains Why Gluttony Is A Sin

Most often we love to enjoy life in many ways.The bible has vivid explanation on certain sins that have become oversight in the lives of many Christians.

Gluttony is a sin so avoid it
It is time you know why gluttony is a sin.God would not be pleased with Christians who idolise food.Learn how to say “NO” to anything in excess.

How is gluttony a sin?.What is so bad about gluttony making it a sin?

I believe there are millions of people questioning ‘why gluttony is a sin’.After reading this post,I believe you will be mindful of your eating habit, especially if you are a foodie.

Even,science/Doctors warn us on the dangers of over-eating.Its effects include poor metabolism,overweight and inappropriate use of money on food,hence misuse of money.

The bible says it all.
Gluttony is a sin…Firstly, let’s try to understand the meaning of gluttony from Merriam Webster dictionary:

– excess in eating or drinking
– greedy or excessive indulgence

Gluttony is from a Latin word “gluttire” which means to gulp down or swallow.Which is understood as over indulgence or over consumption of food,drink or wealth.It is classified as one of the “7 deadly sins” in the bible.

We all love food right?. But here the Bible teaches us that overeating/gluttony is a sin.It might sound very hard for believers and non-believers to accept. But that is the truth. Your reaction would be surprising just like someone hearing gossip as sin for the first time.

God hates gluttony because it drives people away from him.They only care about satisfying their stomach in excess. This is a form of idolizing food or your stomach(Philippians 3:19). Remember that the flesh and the Spirit are two opposing subjects.

The more you give too much attention to your flesh over your spiritual need, the more you become weak spiritually.

It is not good to overeat or overdrink because there are many more people around the world who need help.If you have excess food don’t consume beyond normal. Many people around the world are starving to death.

Lessons From The Bible That Clarifies Why Gluttony Is A Sin

Gluttony has been a sin since the ancient days. Today too gluttony is a sin.Sodom was guilty of gluttony and God ruined his anger on the inhabitants. The bible records:

”Look, this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: pride, fullness of bread, and prosperous ease was in her and in her daughters; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy(Ezekial 16:49).

The bible further condemned gluttony like this;

“Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.
Do not be among ones drinking too much wine, or those who gorge themselves on meat:for the drunkard and the glutton shall become poor; and drowsiness clothes them in rags.”(Proverb 23:19-21).

Does That Means Feasting Is A sin?

Some instances in he bible actually encourages feasting for the glory of the Lord.But gluttony is a sin and will always be a sin.The same Christian bible makes us understand that

“Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God”(1Corinthians 10:31)

The best thing to do to avoid falling in this deadly sin is to consume moderate food and drink.Don’t overeat to satisfy your flesh.Instead get filled with the holy spirit through reading of the bible,fasting and prayers.

Pass on excess food to those who need it as well.Don’t be greedy and overeat.Develop the ability to say “NO” to anything in excess.This is a big blow to foodies.But the truth is always the truth.It hurts but accepting it helps a great deal.Control your taste for food and world pleasures as well.

 

Why Are There So Many Different Languages?

At a point in time we have all asked “why are there so many different languages?”.There is only one source that can give us a satisfactory answer.Science and linguists haven’t got enough facts to help us understand,but the Bible does.

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There are so many different languages in the world today

Sometimes people wonder why there are so many languages available.The biggest question is “why are there so many different languages?.” Some are recognised as international languages. Others are native languages. Some native languages are only available in spoken form but not written.

Are there any good reasons or answers to the question “Why are there so many different languages?.”Yes off course .

In the first place, I want to remind you that the bible has an answer to this very questions. Linguists find it difficult to answer this question. However, they claim there are more than 7,000 languages in the world today.

What language do you speak?,how many languages do you speak?.I would like to read your answer in the comment box at the end of this article.The chief translator for European parliament Loannis Ikonomou fluently speaks 32 languages.That sounds unbelievable.

The Biblical Answer To The Biggest Question, “Why Are There So Many Different Languages?.”

Science and linguists couldn’t answer why so many languages, but the Bible has it all.You can find the whole reason why many different languages came to this world in Genesis 11:1 – 32.

For about 2,000 years, people in this world used to speak one language. And as they inhabited a plain land called Shinar.They said to themselves, “Let us make bricks, let us burn them well”.They(Cushite rebels) made the bricks out of clay,burned them to become hard,cemented them with bitumen to construct the  tower.

In verse 4, they said,”Let us build a city for ourselves. Let us build a very tall building. Its top will reach heaven. We will make ourselves famous. And we will not scatter over the whole surface of the earth.’’

Hold and behold,these men started making a tall building. In verse 5, the bible accounts that the Lord came down from heaven to see the city and the tall building.

Verse 6, and the Lord said, ‘Look! They are one nation. They have one language. This is only the beginning of the things that they will do. Whatever they propose to do, they will be able to do it.Verse 7, “Let us go down to the earth. We will confuse their language so that they will not understand each other’s words.’

In verses 8 and 9 says, “So the Lord made the people stop building the city. He made them scatter from there. And they scattered over the whole surface of the earth. Therefore it was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And the Lord scattered them over the whole surface of the earth.

Lesson From The Construction Of The Tower Of Babel

Nimrod(Rebellion Grandson of Ham) is supposed to have begun the tower of Babel; and his name is still preserved by a vast ruinous mound, on the site of ancient Babylon.

These people were descendants of Noah. About 1,00 years after the flood,they decided to build a city and make a strong nation.They were proud of themselves.

What the people did displeased God.Building a city wasn’t wrong but to fail to give honour to God is an insult to God. They wanted to show that they were important but God did not allow them to complete their city and tall building.

Tower of Babel
Pieter Bruegel the Elder – The Tower of Babel [1563]
Their intention was to live together in that city but they failed.Simply because their purpose was not the purpose of God.

But God had not told people to live together. He told them to move across the world (Genesis 9:1) so that the whole world would have inhabitants. God confused their language so they could not talk to each other.

Those who found people who understood their sayings migrated to settle for a new life. With this, the purpose of God got fulfilled. He never wanted mankind to stay at one place of the earth.

It is God’s purpose that should be done not mankind. So there was the beginning of the emergence of so many different languages.The people called the city “Babel“,which means “confusion”,Most at times we hear this statement,”Babylon has fallen”.Yes that great city fell.

The Bottom-line Of Why There Are So Many Different Languages.

The original language was not the growth of mere faculty of man as some people asserts. It is a creation of God.The oldest records that are known to exist are composed in Hebrew language.The Bible we know today was first written in Hebrew.

Many languages have been known to exist centuries ago.They are still recognised, eg.Arabic,Greek,Aramaean etc. which are different from European languages.

It is amazing how this world is made up of so many different languages.Like I said earlier, science and linguists can’t explain why this many languages. It is only the bible that has answers to the biggest question ” why are there so many different languages”.God created that.

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Here Are Bible Verses About Injustice To Inspire You Stay Strong

This world condones lies and injustice because the wicked has taken over power, hence suppressing the poor and the weak.Know about these bible verses about injustice to help you stay steadfast in the Lord when injustice arises.

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God is a righteous Judge. Vengeance belongs to him .

Injustice is one of the most painful thing anyone can experience in life.How does it feel if a friend or anyone put false allegation on you?.Provoking And Heartbreaking?.Yes off course. You did nothing wrong but someone has accused you of it.

God’s hand is ready to protect the innocent. Although they will conspire and put you into trouble but God will never leave you alone.

The rich can buy “justice” with money to plunge the poor into prison and difficulties. Who will speak up for injustice?. I believe you and I have a role to play.

In our world today, many have been sentenced to prison for crimes they never committed. The same thing happened to Paul in the bible(Acts 16:35 – 37).Can you be a little stronger to see God’s righteous judgment coming over you?.He will surely redeem anyone who faces injustice.

The devil is a liar and so uses liars to cover up truth. They will never see peace and happiness unless they reside in the truth.

Today African Paradise World Will Share With You; Bible verses about injustice. The bible covers every aspect of human life.Bear in mind that; “With God all things are possible”.I’ve read the stories of quite a number of people who have been convicted for no crime committed.

Hey!, this can happen to anyone of us. Pray that you don’t fall into temptation.There are quite a number of Bible verses about injustice to help you become steadfast in the Lord.

A Warning To All Those Who Perpetuate Injustice

“Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands. They covet fields and then seize them, And houses, and take them away They rob a man and his house, A man and his inheritance. Therefore thus says the LORD, “Behold, I am planning against this family a calamity From which you cannot remove your necks; And you will not walk haughtily, For it will be an evil time.”(Micah 2:1-3).

Some Bible Verses About Injustice

If you are facing injustice, you can use these bible verses about injustice to pray.

“Moreover, the LORD made it known to me and I knew it; Then You showed me their deeds. But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter; And I did not know that they had devised plots against me, saying, “Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, And let us cut him off from the land of the living, That his name be remembered no more.” But, O LORD of hosts, who judges righteously, Who tries the feelings and the heart, Let me see Your vengeance on them, For to You have I committed my cause”(Jeremiah 14:18 – 20).

“Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal faithfully are His delight”(Proverbs 12:22).

Speak Up Against Injustice

The bible encourages us to speak up against injustice. Don’t sit there and fuel it.God’s eyes is always on the righteous and will take vengeance on their behalf.

“No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.”(Isaiah 58:6 – 7)