I’ve heard the phrase, “patience of Job”, which seems a bit overstated, at least on a cursory first reading of the account. Not that I would have done any better, and most probably a lot worse. The idea is that, despite all his suffering, he never let go of God. Okay, I get that.
Then there’s this one: “wisdom of Solomon”. As the account reads, God had given Solomon a blank check, and instead of riches and fame, he humbly asked for wisdom. God was pretty happy about that, and gave the new king riches and fame in addition to the wisdom. That’s pretty neat. Continue reading “Applied wisdom”