Saturday, August 30, 2008

Quiz Bee and Divine Wisdom

Nakakatuwang isipin na muli nanaman akong sasabak sa Quiz Bee competitions. Ang huling sinalihan ko ay noong ako ay nasa fourth year high school pa. I was assigned to mentor one of the best students of DLSU-Manila, si Louie Merced.

Quiz Bee competitions promote the importance of knowledge, character and hard work. Ang pagpanalo sa isang Quiz Bee competition ay hindi makukuha sa isang buwang intensive review. Katulad ng pagpasa sa Bar Exam, ang pagiging quizzer ay isang "lifestyle". Those who really desire to be winners should always read books, magazines and develop good study habits. There are not shortcuts to success. May tatlong importanteng bagay na itinuturo ang Bibliya pagdating sa pagiging MATALINO.

God desires all men to know and absorb HIS wisdom. Hosea 4:6 states that many people perish because of lack of knowledge. Marami ang nagkakamali sa kanilang desisyon sa buhay dahil sa hindi sila lumalapit sa nagbibigay ng tunay na karunungan. Ilan sa mga Bible verses na kailangan nating tandaan:
  • The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. (Psalm 111:10 KJV)
  • So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12 NASB)
  • For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6 NIV)
  • But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5 NASB)
  • Wisdom is a tree of life to those who eat her fruit; happy is the man who keeps on eating it. (Proverbs 3:18 TLB)
  • A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels. (Proverbs 1:5 KJV)
  • Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand. (Proverbs 8:1-2 NIV)
  • Teach me, O Lord, the way of Thy statutes, and I shall observe it to the end. (Psalm 119:33 NASB)
Bago kami sumabak sa unang kumpetisyon, sinabi ko kay Louie, "We will win for God's glory." And God proved Himself faithful to His promise. True knowledge starts with the recognition that we should depend on God in everything that we do.

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