Many have asked, what is wisdom?

Arno Froese

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy” (James 3:17).

Many have asked, what is wisdom? Psalm 111:10 answers: “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.”

A recent news article from Israel21c highlights a book by Avi Jorisch titled, Thou Shalt Innovate. Here are some excerpts:

Speaking to ISRAEL21c from his home in Washington, DC, Jorisch discussed what led to choosing [these] 15 examples: drip irrigation, United Hatzalah, Iron Dome, the Grain Cocoon, the Tabor rooftop solar water collector, ReWalk, Alpha Omega’s GPS for deep brain stimulation, Check Point’s Firewall-1, PillCam, SpineAssist, the Emergency Bandage, Rebif, cannabis research, reducing plane-bird collisions, and reviving an ancient date palm.

“I suddenly realized there is an amazing story to be told not only about the Israeli technology that Saul Singer and Dan Senor described, but about what Israel does with this technology to improve lives around the globe,” he tells ISRAEL21c.

“Israel is not a nation of saints but it has been seeking a higher meaning for 3,000 years,” says Jorisch. “We are fulfilling, in a very powerful way, the call of our prophets to feed the hungry and help the needy. Israel’s founding fathers were inspired by these teachings and baked it into the fabric of the society they were building. That is the essence of modern Israel.”

At the same time, he adds, improving the world is not an exclusively Jewish compulsion. He also included Israeli Christians and Muslims who similarly “believe we’re partners with God in social justice to make the world a better place.”

“This book and the ideas expressed in it have opened my mind to the awe-inspiring place Israel is at its heart and soul,” he says. “Israel has many extraordinary innovators who are bound together not by religion, money or stature, but rather by their desire to save lives and make the world a better place.”, 6 March 2018

At this point in time, Israelis desire peace, prosperity, and security more than just about any other nation on the planet.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work. Having dealt with its Arab neighbors several times with weapons of war, peace and security did not follow, although prosperity did.

Presently, the greatest threat comes from the east: the country of Iran, which has actively participated in the war supporting Syria’s President Assad. That brought the Iranians closer to the land of Israel. The word “war” is being repeatedly used in media reports originating from Israel.

Back to wisdom; the following is found online under Jewish Nobel laureates:

As of 2017, Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 892 individuals, of whom 201 or 22.5% were Jews, although the total Jewish population comprises less than 0.2% of the world’s population. This means the percentage of Jewish Nobel laureates is at least 112.5 times or 11,250% above average.

At least 201 Jews and people of half- or three-quarters-Jewish ancestry have been awarded the Nobel Prize, accounting for 23% of all individual recipients worldwide between 1901 and 2017, and constituting 37% of all US recipients during the same period.

These undeniable facts place the Jew in a totally different category from the rest of the world. How much Jewish wisdom and knowledge have contributed to a better world is virtually immeasurable. Yet anti-Semitism (many times camouflaged as anti-Zionism) is on the rise globally. Why? We answer: because salvation is of the Jews, and for that reason the god of this world targets the Jew. Now that Israel is a prosperous and successful nation, Jewish activity is becoming more visible to the world. The world’s leaders should learn from our introductory verse: “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy” (James 3:17).

Midnight Call - 07/2018

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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