Choose Wisdom // Positively Speaking // Mark Wilson

A father gathered his four sons one day and said, “Boys, it’s time for you to leave home and make your own way in the world. Before you go, I’ll let you make one request, and I’ll give you whatever you ask.”

The first son asked for riches. The second son asked for brains. The third son requested good looks, and the fourth asked for wisdom.

Just as their father had promised, they each received their request.

The first son earned a lot of money but lost it in the stock market.

The second son committed suicide after becoming depressed as he pondered all the evils of the world.

The third son is single now, having been married four times to beautiful women. He pays hefty alimony to each of them.

The fourth son lives simply with his loving wife and children in a small, but adequate home. He is content with his job and his life is filled with friends, laughter, faith, and satisfaction.

The fourth son is rich in spirit, intelligent in the important matters, and has a beautiful heart.

By choosing wisdom, he gained the rest.

Somewhat like King Solomon who was told he could have whatever his heart desired. He, too, chose wisdom-and that was the greatest decision.

“Wisdom is proved right by her actions.” (Proverbs 11:19)

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