So many times I have found myself standing there when someone says, "I need you to make me understand before I can proceed". The question becomes, why are so many people insisting upon understanding before they are willing to do the work that one must do in order to know? The directive that is found in all of the great books tells the reader that you must develop knowledge and wisdom before you can get understanding. God gave to Solomon Knowledge and Wisdom and with those gifts, he (Solomon) was able to get understanding. In other words something has to be done before you get that which is above all getting.
Today, in order for us to acquire what the Son of David was able to accomplish we must put ourselves into God's hands through effort, and then, we too will be given the gift that is above all GETTING. The gift is a reward and rewards that come from on high are awarded only to those who give of themselves the energy called EFFORT. This energy is exerted in the behavior that is called work. We must work to get knowledge. For a person to get knowledge they must first get INFORMATION. Effort must be put forth to acquire the data. Then, when more work has been performed, the information will come together as knowledge. Once knowledge has come to be, and the one who has done the work (put forth the energy) is a good person that has Good Intent, that person stands the chance to receive the wisdom of God and only then can you hope to UNDERSTAND.
1 KINGS 4:29
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USAGE: WESTERN AFRICAN, YORUBA.