Hear counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction, that you may be wise in the time to come. (Book of Proverbs, Chapter 19, Verse 20, Amplified Version)
Recently I listened to the mp3 book, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo from audible.com. According to the book, Steve Jobs was a master at communicating his ideas effectively. One of the keys to this mastery was the power of three, breaking a subject down into three parts. Well here its is. Solomon beat Jobs to the punch by about three millennia. I don’t know if this verse from Solomon’s Proverbs inspired Jobs, but it has inspired me. This is what I was looking for! The recipe, the how to, the key to acquire wisdom:
- Hear counsel
- Receive instruction
- Accept correction
Lord, I MUST be wise in the time to come. I pray asking you to bring me good counsel. Open my mind to really receive it. Put me on the right path to find good instruction. Finally, and most difficult for me perhaps, make correction sweet to my ears. Voilà: 1, 2, 3 wisdom!