Courage

"As for you my fine friend, you are a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You're confusing courage with wisdom.” - Frank Morgan as the Wizard of Oz To Cowardly Lion

Courage doesn't necessarily mean we charge into danger or into the unknown with reckless abandon. But it also doesn't mean we take careful stock of everything either. On the one hand, we can run ourselves into situations we have no business being in and reap the most unpleasant consequences.

On the other we can pick things apart to the degree we never move on something at all but just stand and look at it. The very word 'Living' requires a certain amount of risk. The entire situation depends on the answer to one question: "What is wisdom?” Many people would say one thing and many other people would say another. In this case, we cannot depend on someone's opinion because they could be wrong.

It's kinda like taking a plane to your destination but the fuel master forgot to put enough fuel in it. Halfway to your destination, the plane runs out of fuel and crashes. "Oh, sorry! That was my fault. Made a little mistake...I was wrong.”

There is zero tolerance for error here. We cannot rely on the good intentions of another person. We need a higher authority. So where does that leave us? In the hands of God?? Actually, there is probably no better place to be, and actually, whether you like it or believe it or not, that is exactly where you are. So we might want to know what God has to say about wisdom... but then again we may not want to know in which case you've already read too far.

Job had many questions about the wisdom and came to basically one conclusion which I repeat here, "Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.” Some people have no clue what fear of God means. Other people don't care. Once you decide what group you are in you will know if you are a victim of disorganized thinking and, in the words of the Wizard of Oz, operating under a delusion.

Have a nice day.


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