restraint

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.” George Eliot

The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint,
and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.

Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent,
and discerning if they hold their tongues. Proverbs 17:27,28

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thoughts

Thoughts, positive or negative, grow stronger when fertilized with constant repetition. Charles Swindoll

Casting down imagination, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.    2 Corinthians 10:5

Sacrifice

The Seven Social Sins are:

Wealth without work.
Pleasure without conscience.
Knowledge without character.
Commerce without morality.
Science without humanity.
Worship without sacrifice.
Politics without principle.    
Frederick Lewis Donaldson


And walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:2

insight

The core of the person is what he or she loves, and that is bound up with what they worship – that insight recalibrates the radar for cultural analysis. The rituals and practices that form our loves spill out well beyond the sanctuary. Many secular liturgies are trying to get us to love some other kingdom and some other gods.        Dallas Willard

My prayer for you is that you may have still more love—a love that is full of knowledge and wise insight. I want you to be able always to recognize the highest and the best, and to live sincere and blameless lives until the day of Jesus Christ. I want to see your lives full of true goodness, produced by the power that Jesus Christ gives you to the praise and glory of God.      Philippians 1:9-11

God’s knowledge

We cannot begin to define God’s knowledge. We know, simply and profoundly, that nothing is hidden from Him or incomprehensible to Him.”  Elizabeth George

Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or as His counselor has informed Him? With whom did He consult and who gave Him understanding? And who taught Him in the path of justice and taught Him knowledge And informed Him of the way of understanding? – Isaiah 40:12-1

learning & knowledge

Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning” Ludwig van Beethoven

An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15