I’ve been doing two-a-days this summer—working out in the morning and in the afternoon. Yesterday, for the first time since beginning this regimen, rain drove me indoors for the second workout instead of focusing predominantly on outside/pool activities. A double session on the elliptical will kick your butt. A double weight room session will kick your butt even harder. I’m paying for it this morning. I think it’s time for a day off. Looking forward to the fall, I’ve got to come up with a way that I can continue my two-a-day workouts without the pool and still finding time to recover.
So what about you? What are you doing today to get into better shape?
Good Article— The Number One Job Skill in 2020
What about you? What are you doing today to find happiness and success in your current job?
Gold there is, and rubies in abundance,
but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.
How rare is genuine knowledge in your life?
Food for Thought
Solomon knew a little bit about gold and precious stones. About 40,000 pounds of gold came into his kingdom every year and other kings and queens of the world brought him tribute including jewels (1 Kings 10). He also knew a little bit about wisdom and knowledge. The Bible describes Solomon this way: “Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore. And Solomon’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the sons of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt (1 Kings 4:29,30, NASB). When a guy this rich and this smart says, “lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel,” we need to take notice.
Do you seek genuine knowledge in your own life or do you settle for whatever you’re spoon-fed by the media and the education system? Do you believe what Solomon is saying here? Do you believe and understand just how rare knowledge is? How are you pursuing knowledge? Have you asked God to help you in your pursuit?
We preface each of our Solomon Sunrise books with this passage from the first chapter of Proverbs: “The Fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…” This is where the journey stars out. It’s a continuum that ends with perfect love. The apostle John describes this resolution this way: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love” (1 John 4:18, NASB). Does this describe your own pursuit of knowledge? Is love—perfect love—the ultimate answer to life’s questions? If the knowledge you’re pursuing doesn’t lead you toward a perfecting of love, are you chasing after the correct things?
Solomon Sunrise Volume 5: Business and Life Wisdom for Your Work Week
This book is a collection of a weekly series written and distributed to subscribers through an e-zine format known as Solomon Sunrise. Written in “real time,” Sunrise is an ongoing account of what God is teaching and revealing about life to a businessman juxtaposed with the teachings of Solomon’s wisdom.
Our hope is that Solomon Sunrise will be a blessing for you. If you’re an overachiever, read them all in one sitting, but a once-a-week regimen is recommended as a foundation to your business life meditation. Read it, let it sink in, and let God take these few seeds and grow a garden in your life!
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There was a great series of articles shared on LinkedIn recently. These articles were intended for current graduates, but I think it’s worthwhile for all of us to look at the lessons shared. This article was written by Ann Winblad.
What about you? What do you have to do today to improve your life?