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Top 25 Insightful Verses From the Book of Sirach

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Top 25 Insightful Verses From the Book of Sirach

Several Christians believe The Book of Sirach – considered a ‘wisdom book’ – was excluded from the Bible because it was not divinely inspired. However, many historians believe it was excluded for political reasons.

I always believe wisdom is found in the books that the early church and government didn’t want the masses to access.  For this reason, I read the book of Sirach despite the controversies surrounding it.

Here are the most insightful verses from it:

Sirach:

1: 1 – ‘All wisdom comes from the Lord, and with him, it remains forever.’

2:2 – ‘Be sincere and steadfast, undisturbed in times of adversity.’

2: 4 – ‘Accept whatever befalls you, in crushing misfortune be present.’

3: 10 – ‘He who does kindness is remembered afterward; when he falls, he finds support.’

5: 13 – 14 – ‘Be swift to hear, but slow to answer. If you have the knowledge, answer your neighbor; if not, put your hand over your mouth.’

6: 14 – 15 – ‘A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond price; no sum can balance his worth.’

7: 32 – ‘To the poor man also extend your hand, that your blessing may be complete.’

10: 6 – ‘No matter what the wrong, do no violence to your neighbor, and do not walk the path of arrogance.’

11: 1 – ‘The poor man’s wisdom lifts his head high and sets him among princes.’

11: 17 – ‘The Lord’s gift remains with the just; his favor brings continued success.’

11: 21 – ‘Trust in the Lord and wait for his light; for it is easy with the LORD suddenly, in an instant, to make a poor man rich.’

12: 1 – ‘If you do good, know for whom you are doing it, and your kindness will have its effect.’

14: 20 -‘Happy is the man who meditates on wisdom, and reflects on knowledge.’

19: 1 – ‘He who wastes the little he has will be stripped bare.’

20:8 – ‘Some misfortunes bring success; some things gained are a man’s loss.’

22: 7 – ‘Teaching a fool is like gluing a broken pot, or like disturbing a man in the depths of sleep.’

22: 23 – ‘Make fast friends with a man while he is poor, thus will you enjoy his prosperity with him. In time of trouble remain true to him, so as to share in his inheritance when it comes.’

23: 20 – ‘He who knows all things before they exist still knows them after they are made.’

27: 12 – ‘Limit the time you spend among fools, but frequent the company of thoughtful men.’

28: 13 – ‘Cursed be gossips and the double-tongued, for they destroy the peace of many.’

30: 16 – ‘No treasure greater than a healthy body, no happiness than a joyful heart.’

30: 24 – ‘Envy and anger shorten one’s life, worry brings on premature old age.’

31: 22 – ‘In whatever you do be moderate, and no sickness will befall you.’

33: 7 – ‘Why is one day more important than another, when it is the sun that lights up every day.’

37: 15 – ‘Most important of all, pray to God to set your feet in the path of truth.’

Hope you enjoyed the insightful verses from the book of Sirach. What are your thoughts on these verses? Which did you love the most?

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20 Enlightening Quotes from Seth: the Spiritual Entity that Possessed a Famous American Author

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In 1963, a spiritual entity possessed Jane Roberts, a poet and author, and revealed enlightening spiritual information through her. Her husband recorded this information in written form hence resulting in the creation of the Seth Material, which is now recommended by famous authors such as Deepak Chopra and Mariam Williamson.

I’ve read a few books from the Seth Material, and I would love to share with you the most enlightening quotes from the books.

  1. ‘Believe, then, that you are a being unlimited by nature, born into flesh to materialize as best as you can the great joy and spontaneity of your future.’
  2. ‘You are a creator translating your expectations into physical form. The world is meant to serve as a reference point. The exterior appearance is a replica of inner desire. You can change your personal world. You do change it without knowing it. You have only to use your ability consciously, to examine the nature of your thoughts and feelings and project those with which you basically agree with.’
  3. ‘Experience is the product of the mind, the spirit, conscious thoughts and feelings, unconscious thoughts and feelings. These together form the reality that you know. You are hardly at the mercy of reality.’
  4. ‘It is perfectly fine to make plans for the future, yet each individual should live day by day, without worrying about the outcome of those plans.’
  5. ‘You are so busily concerned with daily matters that you do not realize that there is a portion of you that knows that its own powers are far superior to those shown by the ordinary self.’
  6. Consciousness is not dependent upon form, as I have said, and yet it always seeks to create form.’
  7. ‘The conscious idea of magic, then, is a mask, or contrived version, of the psyche’s innate clairvoyant, telepathic, and precognitive abilities.’
  8. ‘It would help considerably if you thought of your work more as an adventure, an exciting creative adventure, than of work in your old terms.’
  9. ‘Creativity rides the tides of love. When love is denied its natural expression, creativity suffers.’
  10. ‘To the extent, therefore, that you allow the intuitions and knowledge of the multidimensional self to flow through the conscious self, to that extent not only do you perform your role in the play more effectively, but also you add new energy, insights, and creativity to the entire dimension.’
  11. ‘When the ego becomes too concerned with daily matters, with worry in other words, then the works of the ego become clogged.’
  12. ‘If there is good communication between the inner self and the outer ego, then the ego begins to understand what it is, and also to realize that it has greater capacities.’
  13. ‘As long as you believe your environment to be objective and independent of yourself, then to a large extent, you feel powerless to change it, to see beyond it, or to imagine other alternatives that may be less apparent.’
  14. ‘Mental images, accompanied by strong emotion, are blueprints therefore upon which a corresponding physical object, or condition or event, will in your terms appear. The intensity of a feeling or thought or mental image is, therefore, the important element in determining its subsequent physical materialization.’
  15. ‘The body’s natural healing processes each day rid people of diseases, repair emotional or bodily illnesses – and such instances go largely unrecorded.’
  16. ‘I want it known that thoughts and emotions are formed into physical matter by very definitive methods through laws quite valid, though they may be presently unknown.’
  17. ‘A soul is not something that you have, it is what you are.’
  18. ‘You get what you concentrate upon, and your beliefs are largely responsible for those areas in which you concentrate.’
  19. ‘Any creative work involves you in a cooperative process in which you learn to dip into other streams of consciousness, and come up with a perception that has more dimensions than one that is arising from the one narrow, usual stream of consciousness that you know.
  20. ‘Great creativity is then multidimensional. Its origin is not from one reality, but from many, and it is tinged with the multiplicity of that origin.’

The end. Thanks for reading.

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15 Life-Changing John Cena Quotes

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15 Life-Changing John Cena Quotes

John Cena is a professional wrestler and actor who once lived in his car and cleaned toilets for a living. He is a humble celebrity and many people love him. Recently, a South African rapper released a song named John Cena, and Cena avoided taking legal action against her because he didn’t want to take her efforts away.

Anyway, besides watching him fight and act, I love listening to his life-changing pieces of advice.

Here are his top pieces of advice about life and success.

  1. ‘I have often said a man’s character is not judged after he celebrates victory but by what he does when his back is against the wall. So no matter how great the setback, how severe the failure, you never give up. You pick yourself up, you brush yourself off, you push forward, you move on, you adapt, you overcome. That is what I believe.’
  2. ‘Surround yourself with wonderful people, be willing to learn, be willing to be humbled, and good stuff will happen.’
  3. ‘Don’t waste time and energy over the uncontrollable.’
  4. ‘To succeed I had to believe every night that I am the best.’
  5. ‘I’ve never been closed-minded to anyone’s opinion because you can learn from everybody.’
  6. ‘Take what you have and make it something great.’
  7. ‘No matter what you do, be yourself, and love what you do.’
  8. ‘Failure has made me who I am today. Failure gives you two choices, you stay down or you get up.’
  9. ‘Always try to do what you love. It’s always possible. It’s just a matter of sacrifice.’
  10. ‘I took risk, after risk, after risk.’
  11. ‘Check for your knob, and if you can find a knob it’s your door.’
  12. ‘Never give up. I have failed tens of thousands of times.’
  13. ‘If you don’t learn from your mistakes, they become regrets.’
  14. ‘The reason I have got to the finish line only a few times through all that failure is because through that failure I got back up.’
  15. ‘The future shows a lot of promise, but I think we should focus on the now.’
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