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Malachi 3:6 KJV[6] For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

It would be a sad thing if God was as fickle as human beings can be. Humans are prone to change, and not always necessarily good changes, but God is constant. “No matter how much you may change or how life may change, God never changes” (Warren W. Wiersbe).



Ecclesiastes 5:19 NIV[19]… to accept their lot and be happy in their toil–this is a gift of God.
 Everyone has their cross to bear. The sooner you accept your lot in life and let go of what cannot be changed, and work on what can be changed to help you live a full life, the more you will have your peace of mind. “God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference” (Reinhold Neibuhr).


Proverbs 27:17 KJV[17] Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Whether you like it or not, you are the average of the number of people you regularly interact with. “Surround yourself with really good people. I think that’s an important thing. Because the people you surround yourself with influence your behavior, so choose friends who have healthy habits” (Dan Buettner).

Scheme of Life

Ecclesiastes 4:16 KJV[16] There is no end of all the people, even of all that have been before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
When we go through problems it is easy to think we are the only ones with that issue. When we consider that millions have come before us who have struggled through holocausts, world wars, etc., in the grand scheme of things, the things we go through are not unique. Whatever happens, good or bad, we have to have a good attitude. “If…the world is full of seven billion people, that means there are seven thousand people just like you” (Jeff Goins).

The wisdom of men

Matthew 13:54-55 KJV[54] they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? [55] Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
We all know we should not care what people think, but when a number of people say the same negative thing to or about your life it can become difficult to ignore. However, the crowd is not always right. “If 50 million people say something foolish, it is still foolish” (W. Somerset Maugham).


Luke 8:37,40 KJV[37] Then the…Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; 

[40] And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him.
Life is such that not everyone will be able to accept you or contain you in their lives. Focus on those who appreciate you and release the rest. “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time” (John Lydgate).


1 Kings 11:2-3 KJV[2] for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. [3] And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.
They say wisdom is the application of knowledge. What then is the application of wisdom? What was the use of Solomon’s wisdom at the end of his life? The opposite of wisdom is not always foolishness, but a bad character. “Wisdom is an achievement when it’s connected to other virtues — fidelity, courage, integrity, etc” (Cecili Chadwick).