Are certain people born with innate wisdom, or is wisdom only be obtained from experience or maturity?
I read a post today titled: Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom which stated
“Among the mature” refers to those whom Paul has previously described as “called” and “selected” by God in distinction from the rest of humanity, describes them here as mature in that by virtue of God’s having called and selected them, they’ve understood the wisdom of God in the proclamation of the Messiah as crucified, and implies that the rest of humanity, including its vaunted rulers, are immature and childish in their considering that proclamation to be foolish.
I also read an article titled: How to Gain Wisdom that stated
“Wisdom is a virtue that isn’t innate, but can only be acquired through experience.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb to this conundrum of whether or we humans have an innate capacity to be either born wise, or not?
Wisdom calls out in the street, she lifts her voice in the square; in the main concourse she cries aloud, at the city gates she makes her speech: “How long, O simple ones, will you love your simple ways? How long will scoffers delight in their scorn and fools hate knowledge? (Proverbs 1:20-22)
Definition of innate – Merriam Webster
1: existing in, belonging to, or determined by factors present in an individual from birth: NATIVE, INBORN innate behavior
3: originating in or derived from the mind or the constitution of the intellect rather than from experience
Definition of Virtue – Merriam Webster
1a: conformity to a standard of right: MORALITY
b: a particular moral excellence
2: a beneficial quality or power of a thing
What’s My Point?
There are two types of Wisdom described in the articles, practical and Spiritual.
My point is the statement that if wisdom is a virtue that is not innate, it poses a conundrum about how to acquire Spiritual Wisdom?
Or in other words, if we are born without an innate Spiritual Soul given us by God then this following statement is false.
“The spiritual self has a direct and continuous connection with the spiritual dimension. People of faith might put it that each person’s ‘soul’ communicates with a divine spirit, even with the Holy Spirit of God. Either way, the spiritual self (or soul) is to be thought of as personal, and the spiritual dimension (or Holy Spirit) is universal.”
In My Opinion,
Since it is illegal in the USA to teach children in public secular schools to understand what is a Soul, a Virtue, and the Holy Spirit, there is no way for them to obtain the necessary in depth understand or obtain the knowledge needed to experience the meaning of Spiritual Wisdom that is being called out to them in the streets/
So, when the young grow to maturity and become leaders (rulers) “its vaunted rulers, are immature and childish in their considering that proclamation to be foolish.
And the result is perhaps what we are now experiencing when we read and hear news reports in our communities and world.
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If what is being taught to our youth is only practical wisdom, can they ever experience understand how to seek and ask for Spiritual Wisdom regardless of how loud “it is being called out in the streets?”
Is what we are reading and hearing in the news to report what we are experiencing in our communities and world the results of either practice or Spiritual Wisdom actions of both Rulers or those being ruled wise or foolish?
Would seeking out legislators in the upcoming elections in our States to approve school vouchers for youth who were born to parents unable to afford to pay for private school tuitions…. perhaps lead in the future to us reading more about wise rather than foolish actions in our community s and world …because they have been taught in their hearts and souls, to understand the knowledge of what has been experienced from callers in the streets their innate, experienced “mature wisdom?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
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