To Teach Wisdom and Discipline

“For 10 weeks, Mark Haub, a professor of human nutrition at Kansas State University, ate one of these sugary cakelets every three hours, instead of meals. To add variety in his steady stream of Hostess and Little Debbie Snacks, Haub munched on Doritos chips, sugary cereals, and Oreos, too.

His premise: That in weight loss, pure calorie counting is what matters most – not the nutritional value of the food. …he shed 27 pounds in two months. …”

“Twinkie Diet Helps Nutrition Professor Lose 27 Pounds”

The Lord’s Prayer, in The Message Bible, says, “Give us three square meals a day.” Yet most diets plan for three meals and three snacks!

In light of these several rounds of Prednisone, I am concerned about my weight. I eat a salad for lunch every day – and it still keeps creeping up!

I decided to skip snacks and start counting calories. What a surprise! Some of my “healthy” choices pack a lot of calories.

God cares about every aspect of our life. He wants to give us wisdom about everything!

Solomon, the wisest man on earth, studied the flora, fauna, literature, justice, and scientific exploration. We should all do the same.

1 Kings 4:29, “And God gave Solomon wisdom and very great understanding – insight as long as the seashore itself.”

Common English Bible

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“…Besides exercising his wisdom in the administration of justice (1 Kings 3:28), Solomon also was involved in literary production or collection and in scientific exploration. He came to be associated with the literature of wisdom. …Since wisdom is both a gift from God and a quest for understanding, it makes sense that Solomon should be interested in the flora and fauna of the natural world. …Solomon’s wisdom can be likened to Adam’s; both were involved in ordering and naming the creatures (Genesis 2:19-20), a task that depended on the wisdom of observation.”

Common English Bible Notes on 1 Kings 4:32-33

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Proverbs 1:2, “Their purpose is to teach wisdom and discipline, to help one understand wise sayings.”

Common English Bible

Wisdom. Discipline. Order. I am getting all three through prayer and Bible Study. I must constantly evaluate things through observation.

March 5, 2020: 2 Chronicles 1; 1 Kings 4; Proverbs 1, 2.

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