Years ago, as a young and highly dedicated follower of Christ, I was concerned by how much valuable knowledge I was finding from non-Christian sources. I actually wondered if there was something really twisted in my way of thinking. Why couldn’t I be satisfied with just the Bible, Christian books and good Christian based thinkers? Finally I went to one of those thinkers for whom I had a great deal of respect. After hearing me out he referred me to Proverbs 1:20 & 21, “Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. She calls to the crowds along the main street, to those gathered in the front of the city gate.”
Barbara and I have pretty much lived our lives in that advice. No doubt I have my areas where I am pretty closed minded and set in my ways. But for the most part I am still looking for wisdom wherever she may be found. It is my firm conviction that where truth is found there another part of God is found for He said of Himself, “I am the truth…” I am grateful to Him and His self-revelation in Scripture for it gives a touchstone by which to measure all else and the freedom to go out into the streets looking for truth.
I recently came across some of that wisdom in a TED talk (Shawn Achor Ted Talk). A co-worker of mine suggested I listen to this so I did. I thought it was great and wanted to pass it on to you as well. This is good stuff.
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