Pearls of Wisdom

[bw_row background_type=”color” row_layout=”full_width_content” padding_top=”60″ text_color=”dark” text_alignment=”center” window_height=”auto” bg_color=”#ffffff” bg_image_position=”default” bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_moving_direction=”horizontal” bg_parallax_position_1=”center” bg_parallax_position_2=”center” bg_parallax_position_3=”center” bg_parallax_position_4=”center” bg_parallax_position_5=”center” bg_parallax_position_6=”center” bg_multi_parallax_position_1=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_2=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_3=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_4=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_5=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_6=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_7=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_8=”left top” enable_ribbon_top=”1″ top_ribbon_height=”20″ enable_ribbon_bottom=”1″ bottom_ribbon_height=”20″][bw_column col_width=”25″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″][/bw_column][bw_column background_type=”none” col_width=”49.9″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″ text_alignment=”center” bg_image_position=”default” bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_moving_direction=”horizontal” animation_type=”fadeIn”][bw_text]

Subscribe to Pearls of Wisdom:

[/bw_text][/bw_column][bw_column col_width=”25″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″][/bw_column][/bw_row][bw_row background_type=”color” row_layout=”full_width_background” padding_top=”100″ text_color=”dark” text_alignment=”inherit” window_height=”auto” bg_color=”#ffffff” bg_image_position=”default” bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_moving_direction=”horizontal” bg_parallax_position_1=”center” bg_parallax_position_2=”center” bg_parallax_position_3=”center” bg_parallax_position_4=”center” bg_parallax_position_5=”center” bg_parallax_position_6=”center” bg_multi_parallax_position_1=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_2=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_3=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_4=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_5=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_6=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_7=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_8=”left top” top_ribbon_height=”20″ bottom_ribbon_height=”20″][bw_column col_width=”100″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″][bw_single_image image=”http://herworthintl.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/rachel-portrait.png” size=”medium” alignment=”center” style=”none” function=”none”][/bw_single_image][bw_panama_heading title=”from Rachel” sub_title=”a Note” h=”h2″ padding_top=”50″ padding_bottom=”120″ text_color=”#000000″]The idea for Pearls of Wisdom was inspired by my own daily practice of reading one chapter each day from the Book of Proverbs and also by the story of King Solomon’s dream from The First Book of Kings, Chapter 3, in which Solomon asks God for greater wisdom and is granted his request beyond what Solomon could have ever hoped or imagined.

[/bw_panama_heading][bw_heading_section title=”SOLOMON’S DREAM” h=”h3″ text_alignment=”center” animation_title_type=”fadeIn” animation_content_type=”fadeIn”][/bw_heading_section][/bw_column][/bw_row][bw_row background_type=”color” row_layout=”full_width_content” text_color=”dark” text_alignment=”inherit” window_height=”auto” bg_color=”#faf7f6″ bg_image_position=”default” bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_moving_direction=”horizontal” bg_parallax_position_1=”center” bg_parallax_position_2=”center” bg_parallax_position_3=”center” bg_parallax_position_4=”center” bg_parallax_position_5=”center” bg_parallax_position_6=”center” bg_multi_parallax_position_1=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_2=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_3=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_4=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_5=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_6=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_7=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_8=”left top” top_ribbon_height=”20″ bottom_ribbon_height=”20″][bw_column background_type=”image” col_width=”50″ align_vertically=”1″ text_alignment=”center” bg_image=”http://herworth.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/solomon3.jpg” bg_image_position=”default” bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_image_fullscreen=”1″ bg_moving_direction=”horizontal” animation_type=”fadeIn”][/bw_column][bw_column col_width=”50″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″][bw_row_inner padding_top=”60″ padding_bottom=”60″][bw_column_inner col_width=”60″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″][bw_text]

In a dream The Lord promised the newly anointed King Solomon anything he pleased:

“Ask! What shall I give you?”

To which Solomon replied:

“Give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil.”

This humble prayer pleased the Lord. Then God blessed Solomon abundantly:

“Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice, behold, I have done according to your words; 
I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you.
And I have also given you what you have not asked: both riches and honor, so that there shall not be anyone like you among the kings all your days.”

[/bw_text][/bw_column_inner][bw_column_inner col_width=”40″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″][/bw_column_inner][/bw_row_inner][/bw_column][/bw_row][bw_row background_type=”none” row_layout=”full_width_background” padding_top=”30″ text_color=”dark” text_alignment=”center” window_height=”auto” bg_image_position=”default” bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_moving_direction=”horizontal” bg_parallax_position_1=”center” bg_parallax_position_2=”center” bg_parallax_position_3=”center” bg_parallax_position_4=”center” bg_parallax_position_5=”center” bg_parallax_position_6=”center” bg_multi_parallax_position_1=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_2=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_3=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_4=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_5=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_6=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_7=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_8=”left top” top_ribbon_height=”20″ bottom_ribbon_height=”20″][bw_column col_width=”100″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″][bw_panama_heading title=”Insight” sub_title=”Key” h=”h2″ padding_top=”50″ text_color=”#000000″]

By Solomon’s example we learn that God is pleased by a humble request for wisdom and will grant it in abundance. This is great news! As women wanting to be wives of noble character, we have a role to fill that sometimes feels beyond our ability. And of course, it really is if we rely on our power alone. Thankfully we can lean humbly into the Lord, and pray to receive wisdom enough to bring glory to His name as we step into the fullness of His plans and purpose for our lives.

Pearls of Wisdom™ flows from this insight, sharing a single verse from the Book of Proverbs via email each day along with a simple prayer to receive its wisdom. This way as you receive each Pearl, you can watch your wisdom grow.

[/bw_panama_heading][/bw_column][/bw_row][bw_row background_type=”color” row_layout=”full_width_content” padding_bottom=”80″ text_color=”dark” text_alignment=”center” window_height=”auto” bg_color=”#ffffff” bg_image_position=”default” bg_image_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_moving_direction=”horizontal” bg_parallax_position_1=”center” bg_parallax_position_2=”center” bg_parallax_position_3=”center” bg_parallax_position_4=”center” bg_parallax_position_5=”center” bg_parallax_position_6=”center” bg_multi_parallax_position_1=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_2=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_3=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_4=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_5=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_6=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_7=”left top” bg_multi_parallax_position_8=”left top” enable_ribbon_top=”1″ top_ribbon_height=”20″ enable_ribbon_bottom=”1″ bottom_ribbon_height=”20″][bw_column col_width=”25″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″][/bw_column][bw_column col_width=”49.9″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″][bw_text]

Subscribe to Pearls of Wisdom:

[/bw_text][/bw_column][bw_column col_width=”25″ pr=”15″ pl=”15″][/bw_column][/bw_row]

0

Your Cart