Welcome to Day 1619 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.
This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom
Refusing To See – Daily Wisdom
Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps! Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. Our mission is to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before.
Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on our trek to increase wisdom and create a living legacy. Proverbs 16:16 says, “How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!” Today is Day 1619 of our trek, and it’s time for another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget:
Today’s quote is from Matthew Henry, and it is, “There are none so blind as those that will not see.”
Refusing To See
It is hard to admit, but everyone on earth is somewhat blind to their reality. Most of us think more highly of ourselves than we should. Even when our character flaws are pointed out to us, we choose not to see them. So it is with many areas of our lives…Our paradigms control how we view life.
Let me explain what a paradigm is. A paradigm is a standard, perspective, or set of ideas. A paradigm is a way of looking at something. The word paradigm comes up a lot in the academic, scientific, and business worlds. When you change paradigms, you’re changing how you think about something. When applied to your life, you can think of a paradigm as a collection of thought patterns that produce habits that deliver results that may or may not be in harmony with what you would love. These paradigms dictate how we think about money, relationships, career, health, and so on.
The interesting aspect of our paradigm is that even when it is proven to be false, we often hold to our viewpoint and ignore or deny that we may be wrong. We refuse to see, even when faced with the facts. We see this so clearly today in our politically charged society, across the spectrum. Even when an argument is debunked, many will still hold onto their perspective because they are so blind to the other side that they will not see the proof before them. Part of this denial is that it is challenging to understand the truth on a variety of topics. This is fueled by journalists in the traditional media who are no longer accountable for the news they broadcast. It is also driven by untold multitudes of self-proclaimed experts on social media who vomit up endless diatribes of information with little knowledge or desire to know what is true.
We all need to be very careful that we do not fall prey to misinformation. We need to be very careful that we do not become so blind that we do not seek or see the truth. We need to know and understand God’s Word so that we can have our spiritual sight because we know and understand the truth in all life areas.
Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this.
If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.
As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, I would ask you to please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along on Monday for another day of our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.
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Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through the Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal.
As we take this trek together, let us always:
- Live Abundantly (Fully)
- Love Unconditionally
- Listen Intentionally
- Learn Continuously
- Lend to others Generously
- Lead with Integrity
- Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain reminding you to Keep Moving Forward, Enjoy Your Journey, and Create a Great Day Everyday! See you on Monday for more daily wisdom!