Solomon's Wisdom

C12 Group MemberIn 1 Kings 3, God told King Solomon he could ask for whatever he wanted. Solomon chose to ask for a wisdom to govern the Israelites.  While Solomon messed up later in life, he was considered the wisest person on earth at that time.  Here are a few nuggets of wisdom from Solomon.

 

Proverbs 29:18 - Where there is no vision, the people perish.

Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. 

Proverbs 10:12 - Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.

Proverbs 11:2 - When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 11:24-25 - One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.
                              A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Proverbs 23:4-5 - Don't wear yourself out trying to get rich.  Be wise enough to know when to quit.
                           In the blink of an eye wealth disappears, for it will spout wings and fly away like an eagle.

Ecclesiastes 3:11-13 - He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 
                                  I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. 
                                 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil – this is a gift of God. 

Ecclesiastes 5:10 - Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income.