Sunday, December 16, 2012

How to memorize effectively and never forget

The brain is very powerful. The human brain is one of the best gifts we have that is designed and given freely by God. If you know how to use it effectively, it will benefit you well. It is a common saying that "Strength is to the youth, but wisdom is to the old". As we grow old, we become wiser. So is our brain, the more you use your brain and train your memory, the more powerful, more productive, and more effective it becomes.
There are a lot of different methods on how to memorize depending on what works for certain individuals. Different memorization techniques are largely dependent on each person. One technique may not apply very well to one person while it is the best method for another person. These techniques below is from my personal experience. Some of the methods here however are also based on other people that I know and they said their method or technique on how they memorize have worked for them and yielded excellent results whether in exams, tests, quizes, recitations, lectures, oral boards, and other forms of testing.

Techniques, Methods on How to Memorize Effectively:

- First read quickly, reading through the main headings to familiarize the terms and terminology.
- If there is a list or enumeration steps, kinds of, types of, steps in, procedures for, and other similar listings, then memorize the list, write and memorize the codes. Example: for a listing of the types of compressors: (1) reciprocating (2) rotary (3) centrifugal - the memorization code would be to take the first letter of the listings, so RRC.
- Memorize the easy ones first, and work yourself up to the harder or longer ones.
- After reading, self-test yourself by not looking at your notes or book by simply looking at the heading and recalling what follows below it.
- After a self-test, it would be recommended to do a final quick read to refresh yourself and this is best done in the early morning hours where the surrounding is quiet and peaceful.
- After two hours of studying, reading, memorizing, recall, and anything related, you must relax this time. Do something different - eat snack, take a shower, take a walk, watch tv, etc.
- When reading, memorizing, and studying, even when you don't understand, focus on the words only (for the time being). If you try to understand and there is no way you can understand it, don't bother, just focus on the wordings, phrases, and sentences for now.
- Memorize short term and you would perform well in your exams and tests. However, for the long term, if you understand the principles of operation, how it works, how it functions, how it is making sense and finding a correlation or application - then you will know it by heart, and remember forever as long as you live and while your brain is at its effective and productive stage.
- If there are say 5 main headings in a page, and a heading consists of 5 sentences, read/memorize and have a break of 2 to 3 minutes per heading. Breaks are important: first it relaxes your mind, your brain will be given time to absorb and process it, and even think of associations.
- Breaks are paramount. You should have a break of at least 5 to 7 minutes for a long paragraph or list, and then 10 minutes per page.
- Another technique used by other people that I know and it worked effectively for them is to read 4 times per page.
- Depending on each person, but for me personally, I am more effective and productive if I study in the morning, with a fresh mind, good sleep, well rested, in a quite room, with silent atmosphere, perfect for the purpose.
- Manage you time wisely. Make a timetable of your plan to study and stick to it.
- Write it down. Some people find this technique effective. They study, memorize, and recall by writing it down.
- If you are reading or studying, and you realize that nothing is going inside your mind, then Relax! If you push yourself, you will be unproductive anyway and will remember less, probably the first and last words only, so it is not worth it. You need to rest, relax, and have a break. There is no point of reading, studying, or memorizing when you are tired, sleepy, and stressed out.
- Balance of activities. Don't just sit there or lie down reading, for sure you will hurt your neck, back, or other muscle groups. You can exercise during your breaks, drink tea, and do other short activities to have a good balance of brain and body exercise.
- Exercise regularly. This worked for me. I feel more confident when I exercise on a regular basis.
- Reinforce by reciting, rewriting, talking to your self, self-testing, or be orally tested (quized/questioned by someone).
- If you are well prepared, then you are more confident of acing an examination or a test.
- Repetition is your friend. This method worked effectively for me.
- Determine the keyword or keywords that sums up or the phrase that tells about the jist of the sentence.
- Remember the keywords and highlight them.
- Association. If you can connect what you are memorizing and relate it to things you already know, for example name of a person, object, or whatever that is somewhat related, it will help you remember.
- Memorize the code words, code letters, keywords, connection/link phrases, or other means of associations and relations you made.
- Visualize a picture of the procedure or operation. For example, if you are memorizing the procedure of how to safely remove the fuse and replace it, the best way to memorize it is by picturing yourself actually doing it and visualization or imagination of the whole process. The steps should logically flow if you imagine and picture yourself doing it.
- Fill in the blanks. If you are memorizing a sentence, you can try to read the first two or three beginning words and fill in the blanks for the rest of the sentence.
- For short paragraphs, read once, do the memorize/fill in the blanks technique for 3 times, and then read once again.
- For long paragraphs, read once, do the memorize/fill in the blanks technique for 5 times, and then read once again.
- Do not cram before your test or exam. Relax, and get a good 7 to 8 hours of sleep the night before.
- Have a well balanced diet, some protein, milk, and some fresh fruits or vegetables. For breakfast, bread and orange juice works for some people. Others prefer meat and carbohydrates. Some prefer cereal, milk, and yogurt. Just eat a reasonable meal but do not overeat, you do not want an upset stomach while having your exam, test, speech, lecture, presentation, and other related tasks which you prepared for!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Elements of Successful Time Management for Effective Leadership:

Accident prevention measures and countermeasures.
Allocation of time limits.
Alternative course of action.
Application of knowledge and training.
Availability of materials, money, resources, and manpower.
Avoidance of known problems.
Backup of information and production data.
Backup procedures.
Be on time for deadline compliance.
Calendar planners.
Completion checklist.
Concentration of efforts.
Continuous improvement, education and training.
Contingency planning.
Control of time.
Copy success.
Daily planners.
Data analysis.
Decision making.
Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Directory and index.
Documentations, manuals, work sheets.
Don't delay.
Don't give up.
Don't be lazy.
Don't waste time. 
Effective communication.
Efficient sorting.
Elimination of problems from the source.
Emergency response team.
Errors set at minimum.
Event scheduling.
Excellent leaders, managers, assistants and workers.
Expectation of the unexpected and the worst possible scenarios.
Failure analysis.
Flow charts.
Focus of the important aspects.
Goal setting.
Help of computer and related machines, machinery, tools, and other equipment.
Harmony and smooth flow among workstations and departments.
Hazard elimination and prevention.
Idea banks and suggestions consideration.
Individual time allotment for tasks.
Inventory analysis.
Job management.
Know yourself.
Know who, where, and what are you working with.
Learning from mistakes.
Listing of tasks. 
Maintain balance.
Modules and modular routines.
Never give the negatives a chance.
Organizational structures and charts.
Output-input and efficiency analysis.
Passion to excel.
Performance testing and analysis.
Persistent pursuit of Perfection.
Proper allocation of resources.
Quick resolution of issues and concerns.
Quick action team.
Ratios, Proportions, Percentages, and important numbers.
Right person for the right job.
Right talents.
Rightful use of expertise and specialization.
Streamlined organization.
Stress control.
Team building.
Team work.
Time log.
To-do checklist.
Transfer and passing on of knowledge, information and skills.
Usage of cross-reference tables, graphs, charts, and gages.
Use of personal digital assistant (PDA) and other electronic devices.
Vision & values lead to victory.
Weather conditions adjustments and backup plans.
Will to succeed.
X-factor talents and unique capabilities of personnel rightfully utilized.
Yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, and hourly reporting.
Zero procrastination.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

SUCCESS: according to the Bible


Pro 11:10 When honest people prosper and the wicked disappear, the whole city celebrates.

Pro 11:11 When God blesses his people, their city prospers, but deceitful liars can destroy a city.

Pro 11:28 Trust in your wealth, and you will be a failure, but God's people will prosper like healthy plants.

Pro 10:16 If you live right, the reward is a good life; if you are evil, all you have is sin.

Pro 10:30 Good people will stand firm, but the wicked will lose their land.

Pro 3:1 My child, remember my teachings and instructions and obey them completely.

Pro 3:2 They will help you live a long and prosperous life.

Pro 3:18 Wisdom is a life-giving tree, the source of happiness for all who hold on to her.

Pro 3:21 My child, use common sense and sound judgment! Always keep them in mind.

Pro 3:22 They will help you to live a long and beautiful life.

Pro 3:23 You will walk safely and never stumble;

Pro 3:24 you will rest without a worry and sleep soundly.

Pro 12:7 Once the wicked are defeated, they are gone forever, but no one who obeys God will ever be thrown down.

Pro 12:11 Hard working farmers have more than enough food; daydreamers are nothing more than stupid fools.

Pro 12:21 Good people never have trouble, but troublemakers have more than enough.

Pro 12:26 You are better off to do right, than to lose your way by doing wrong.

Pro 13:12 Not getting what you want can make you feel sick, but a wish that comes true is a life-giving tree.

Pro 13:13 If you reject God's teaching, you will pay the price; if you obey his commands, you will be rewarded.

Pro 13:19 It's a good feeling to get what you want, but only a stupid fool hates to turn from evil.

Pro 14:23 Hard work is worthwhile, but empty talk will make you poor.

Pro 14:30 It's healthy to be content, but envy can eat you up.

Pro 16:20 If you know what you're doing, you will prosper. God blesses everyone who trusts him.

Pro 16:31 Gray hair is a glorious crown worn by those who have lived right.

Pro 18:9 Being lazy is no different from being a troublemaker.

Pro 18:14 Being cheerful helps when we are sick, but nothing helps when we give up.

Pro 18:20 Make your words good-- you will be glad you did.

Pro 18:21 Words can bring death or life! Talk too much, and you will eat everything you say.

Pro 18:22 A man's greatest treasure is his wife-- she is a gift from the LORD.

Pro 19:8 Do yourself a favor by having good sense-- you will be glad you did.

Pro 19:16 Obey the Lord's teachings and you will live-- disobey and you will die.

Pro 19:17 Caring for the poor is lending to the LORD, and you will be well repaid.

Pro 19:20 Pay attention to advice and accept correction, so you can live sensibly.


Pro 14:35 Kings reward servants who act wisely, but they punish those who act foolishly.

Pro 16:3 Share your plans with the LORD, and you will succeed.

Pro 19:23 Showing respect to the LORD brings true life-- if you do it, you can relax without fear of danger.

Pro 19:27 If you stop learning, you will forget what you already know.

Pro 21:7 You destroy yourself by being cruel and violent and refusing to live right.

Pro 21:31 Even if your army has horses ready for battle, the LORD will always win.

Pro 22:4 Respect and serve the LORD! Your reward will be wealth, a long life, and honor.

Pro 22:16 Cheat the poor to make profit or give gifts to the rich-- either way you lose.

Pro 23:20  Don't be a heavy drinker or stuff yourself with food.

Pro 23:21  It will make you feel drowsy, and you will end up poor with only rags to wear.


Pro 24:10  Don't give up and be helpless in times of trouble.

Pro 24:11  Don't fail to rescue those who are doomed to die.

Pro 24:16  Even if good people fall seven times, they will get back up. But when trouble strikes the wicked, that's the end of them.

Pro 24:17  Don't be happy to see your enemies trip and fall down.

Pro 24:18  The LORD will find out and be unhappy. Then he will stop being angry with them.

Pro 24:24  If you let the guilty go free, people of all nations will hate and curse you.

Pro 24:25  But if you punish the guilty, things will go well for you, and you will prosper.

Pro 25:6  Don't try to seem important in the court of a ruler.

Pro 25:7  It's better for the ruler to give you a high position than for you to be embarrassed in front of royal officials. Be sure you are right

Pro 25:8  before you sue someone, or you might lose your case and be embarrassed.


Pro 24:6 Battles are won by listening to advice and making a lot of plans.

Pro 25:15 Patience and gentle talk can convince a ruler and overcome any problem.

Pro 26:12 There is more hope for a fool than for someone who says, "I'm really smart!"

Pro 27:18 Take care of a tree, and you will eat its fruit; look after your master, and you will be praised.

Pro 27:23 You should take good care of your sheep and goats,

Pro 27:24 because wealth and honor don't last forever.

Pro 28:13 If you don't confess your sins, you will be a failure. But God will be merciful if you confess your sins and give them up.

Pro 28:22 Don't be selfish and eager to get rich-- you will end up worse off than you can imagine.

Pro 29:1 If you keep being stubborn after many warnings, you will suddenly discover you have gone too far.

Pro 29:3 If you love wisdom your parents will be glad, but chasing after bad women will cost you everything.

Pro 29:20  There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.

Pro 31:3  Don't waste your life chasing after women! This has ruined many kings.

Pro 31:6  Beer and wine are only for the dying or for those who have lost all hope.

Pro 31:10  A truly good wife is the most precious treasure a man can find!

causes of failure, loss, ruin, destruction

Pro 28:13  Whoever covers over his sins does not prosper. Whoever confesses and abandons them receives compassion.

2Ch 24:20  God's Spirit gave Zechariah, son of the priest Jehoiada, strength. Zechariah stood in front of the people and said to them, "This is what God says: Why are you breaking the LORD'S commands? You won't prosper that way! The LORD has abandoned you because you have abandoned him."

hope in times of failure

Isa 49:4  But I said, "I have worked hard for nothing. I have used my strength, but I didn't accomplish anything. Yet, certainly my case is in the LORD'S hands, and my reward is with my God."

prayer for accomplishment of success

2Th 1:11  With this in mind, we always pray that our God will make you worthy of his call. We also pray that through his power he will help you accomplish every good desire and help you do everything your faith produces.

Adam's failure and Jesus Christ's restoration of our relationship with God

Rom 5:15  There is no comparison between God's gift and Adam's failure. If humanity died as the result of one person's failure, it is certainly true that God's kindness and the gift given through the kindness of one person, Jesus Christ, have been showered on humanity.
Rom 5:16  There is also no comparison between God's gift and the one who sinned. The verdict which followed one person's failure condemned everyone. But, even after many failures, the gift brought God's approval.
Rom 5:17  It is certain that death ruled because of one person's failure. It's even more certain that those who receive God's overflowing kindness and the gift of his approval will rule in life because of one person, Jesus Christ.
Rom 5:18  Therefore, everyone was condemned through one failure, and everyone received God's life-giving approval through one verdict.
Rom 5:19  Clearly, through one person's disobedience humanity became sinful, and through one person's obedience humanity will receive God's approval.
Rom 5:20  Laws were added to increase the failure. But where sin increased, God's kindness increased even more.
Rom 5:21  As sin ruled by bringing death, God's kindness would rule by bringing us his approval. This results in our living forever because of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rom 5:8  Christ died for us while we were still sinners. This demonstrates God's love for us.
Rom 5:9  Since Christ's blood has now given us God's approval, we are even more certain that Christ will save us from God's anger.
Rom 5:10  If the death of his Son restored our relationship with God while we were still his enemies, we are even more certain that, because of this restored relationship, the life of his Son will save us.
Rom 5:11  In addition, our Lord Jesus Christ lets us continue to brag about God. After all, it is through Christ that we now have this restored relationship with God.

wisdom prepares the way for success

Ecc 10:10  If an ax is blunt and the edge isn't sharpened, then one has to use more strength. But wisdom prepares the way for success.

when righteous people prosper

Pro 11:10  When righteous people prosper, a city is glad. When wicked people die, there are songs of joy.

righteous person will never fail

Psa 112:5  All goes well for the person who is generous and lends willingly. He earns an honest living.
Psa 112:6  He will never fail. A righteous person will always be remembered.

hard work and prosperity

Pro 21:5  The plans of a hard-working person lead to prosperity, but everyone who is always in a hurry ends up in poverty.

prosperity and blessings of Job after his trials and sufferings

Job 42:10  After Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored Job's prosperity and gave him twice as much as he had before.
Job 42:11  Then all his brothers and sisters and everyone who had previously known him came to him. They ate with him at his house, sympathized with him, and comforted him for all the evil the LORD had brought to him. Each one gave him some money and a gold ring.
Job 42:12  The LORD blessed the latter years of Job's life more than the earlier years. He had 14,000 sheep and goats, 6,000 camels, 2,000 oxen, and 1,000 donkeys.
Job 42:13  He also had seven sons and three daughters.
Job 42:14  He named the first daughter Jemimah, the second Cassia, and the third Keren Happuch.
Job 42:15  Nowhere in the whole country could be found women who were as beautiful as Job's daughters. Their father gave them and their brothers an inheritance.
Job 42:16  Job lived 140 years after this. He saw his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Job 42:17  Then at a very old age, Job died.

success of King Cyrus the great

Isa 48:14  Gather together, all of you, and listen. What idol has revealed such things? The LORD loves Cyrus. He will carry out the LORD'S plan against Babylon. He will use his strength against the Babylonians.
Isa 48:15  I alone have spoken. I have called him. I will bring him here, and he will succeed.

St. Paul's secret of how to live in poverty or prosperity

Php 4:11  I'm not saying this because I'm in any need. I've learned to be content in whatever situation I'm in.
Php 4:12  I know how to live in poverty or prosperity. No matter what the situation, I've learned the secret of how to live when I'm full or when I'm hungry, when I have too much or when I have too little.
Php 4:13  I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.

progress of Timothy

1Ti 4:14  Don't neglect the gift which you received through prophecy when the spiritual leaders placed their hands on you to ordain you.
1Ti 4:15  Practice these things. Devote your life to them so that everyone can see your progress.
1Ti 4:16  Focus on your life and your teaching. Continue to do what I've told you. If you do this, you will save yourself and those who hear you.

life and prosperity through the LORD

Deu 30:15  Today I offer you life and prosperity or death and destruction.
Deu 30:16  This is what I'm commanding you today: Love the LORD your God, follow his directions, and obey his commands, laws, and rules. Then you will live, your population will increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you're about to enter and take possession of.
Deu 30:17  But your hearts might turn away, and you might not listen. You might be tempted to bow down to other gods and worship them.
Deu 30:18  If you do, I tell you today that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live for a long time in the land that you're going to take possession of when you cross the Jordan River.
Deu 30:19  I call on heaven and earth as witnesses today that I have offered you life or death, blessings or curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants will live.
Deu 30:20  Love the LORD your God, obey him, and be loyal to him. This will be your way of life, and it will mean a long life for you in the land that the LORD swore to give to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.


promotion of fools

Pro 3:35 The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

father of a fool

Pro 17:21 He who fathers a fool does it to his sorrow; the father of a fool has no joy.

Pro 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her who bore him.

Pro 19:13 A foolish son is ruin to his father, and the quarreling of a wife is a never-ending dripping.

mother of a fool

Pro 10:1 A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother.

Pro 15:20 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

heart of fools

Psa 14:1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God! They acted corruptly; they have done abominable works, there is none who does good.

Pro 12:23 A wise man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools cries out foolishness.

Ecc 7:4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of laughter.

Pro 15:7 The lips of the righteous send forth knowledge, but the heart of the foolish is not so.

thought of foolishness

Pro 24:9 The thought of foolishness is sin; and the scorner is hateful to men.

mind of a fool

Pro 29:11 A fool speaks all his mind; but a wise one keeps it in until afterwards.

eyes of a fool

Pro 17:24 Wisdom is before him who has understanding, but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

ears of a fool

Pro 23:9 Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

lips of a fool

Pro 17:7 An excellent lip is not fitting for a fool; much less are lying lips fitting for a prince.

Pro 18:6 A fool's lips enter into argument, and his mouth calls for strokes.

Pro 19:1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Ecc 10:12 The words of a wise mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow him.
Ecc 10:13 The beginning of the words of his mouth is foolishness; and the end of his talk is wicked madness.

mouth of a fool

Pro 18:7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Pro 24:7 Wisdom is too high for a fool; he does not open his mouth in the gate.

Pro 15:2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.

Pro 15:14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

Pro 26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal; so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Pro 26:9 As a thorn goes up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

Pro 10:14 Wise ones store up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.

Pro 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride, but the lips of the wise shall keep them.

blasphemy of fools

Psa 74:18 Remember this, the enemy has cursed, O LORD, and the foolish people have blasphemed Your name.

curses of fools

Psa 74:22 Arise, O God, plead Your own cause; remember how the foolish man curses You daily.

words of fools

Ecc 10:14 A fool also makes many words; a man knows not what they shall be; and what shall be after him, who can tell him?

voice of fools

Ecc 5:3 For a dream comes through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice by the multitude of words.

noise of fools

Pro 9:13 A foolish woman is noisy; she is simple and knows nothing.

hand of a fool

Pro 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, since he has no heart for it?

Pro 26:6 He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet and drinks down damage.

labour of fools

Ecc 10:15 The labor of fools wearies him, because he does not know how to go to the city.

deeds of the fool

Pro 10:18 He who hides hatred with lying lips, and he who speaks a slander, is a fool.

Pro 28:26 He who trusts in his own heart is a fool; but whoever walks wisely, he shall be delivered.

Pro 14:8 The wisdom of the wise is to understand his way, but the folly of fools is deceit.

Ecc 4:13 A poor and a wise child is better than an old and foolish king, who will not be warned any more.

Pro 14:29 He who is slow to wrath is of great understanding, but he who is hasty of spirit exalts folly.

Pro 14:1 A wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

Pro 21:20 A desirable treasure and oil are in the home of the wise; but a foolish man swallows it up.

way of a fool

Pro 12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who listens to advice is wise.

Pro 26:11 As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool returns to his folly.

Pro 14:24 The crown of the wise is their riches of wisdom; the foolishness of fools is folly.

Ecc 2:14 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walks in darkness; and I also knew that one event happens to all of them.

Ecc 10:3 Yes also, in the way a fool walks, his heart fails; and he says to all that he is a fool.

Pro 19:3 The foolishness of man perverts his way, and his heart frets against GOD.

sacrifice of fools

Ecc 5:1 Guard your steps when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear than to give the sacrifice of fools. For they do not know that they are doing evil.

food of fools, meal of the foolish

Ecc 4:5 The fool folds his hands together, and eats his own flesh.

Pro 15:14 The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

instruction of fools

Pro 16:22 Understanding is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.

deals of a fool

Pro 13:16 Every wise one deals with knowledge, but a fool lays open his folly.

hiring a fool

Pro 26:10 Great is the Former of all, but he who hires a fool is like one who hires one passing by.

delight of fools

Pro 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but only that his heart may lay itself bare.

laughter of a fool

Pro 10:23 To work out evil devices is as laughter to a fool; so wisdom is to a man of understanding.

Pro 14:9 Fools laugh at sin, but among the righteous there is favor.

Ecc 7:6 For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool; this also is vanity.

joy of fools

Pro 15:21 Folly is joy to him who is without any wisdom, but a man of understanding walks uprightly.

ease of fools

Pro 1:32 For the turning away of the simple kills them, and the ease of fools destroys them.

song of fools

Ecc 7:5 It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools.

honor is not becoming for a fool

Pro 26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honor is not becoming for a fool.

Pro 26:8 As he who binds a stone in a sling, so is he who gives honor to a fool.

luxury is not becoming for a fool

Pro 19:10 Luxury is not becoming for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

evil of foolishness

Ecc 10:5 There is an evil I have seen under the sun, like a sin which comes from a ruler's presence;
Ecc 10:6 foolishness is set in great dignity, and the rich sit in low place.

every fool exposes himself

Pro 20:3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife, but every fool exposes himself.

vexation of a fool

Pro 12:16 A fool's vexation is known in a day, but the astute one covers shame.

anger of fools

Ecc 7:9 Do not be hasty in your spirit to be angry; for anger rests in the bosom of fools.

rage of a fool

Pro 14:16 A wise one fears and departs from evil, but the fool rages and is sure.

Pro 29:9 If a wise man contends with a foolish man, whether he rages or laughs, there is no rest.

wrath of a fool

Pro 27:3 A stone is heavy, and sand is heavy; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

a fool despises

Pro 15:5 A fool despises his father's instruction, but he who listens to correction is wise.

Pro 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Pro 1:22 How long will you love simplicity, simple ones? And will scorners delight in their scorning? And will fools hate knowledge?

Pro 13:19 The desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but it is hateful to fools to turn from evil.

stripes into a fool

Pro 17:10 A reproof enters more into a wise man than a thousand stripes into a fool.

Pro 27:22 Though you should pound a fool in a bowl with a bar in the midst of wheat, his foolishness will not depart from him.

Pro 19:29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

a rod for the fool

Pro 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

inheritance of a fool

Pro 11:29 He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise in heart.

hope for a fool

Pro 26:12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Pro 29:20 Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Pro 8:5 O simple ones, understand wisdom; and, fools, be of an understanding heart.

Psa 94:8 Understand, you beastly ones among the people; and fools, when will you be wise?

forsake the foolish

Pro 9:6 Forsake the foolish and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Pro 14:7 Go from before a foolish man when you do not see in him the lips of knowledge.

rebellion of fools

Psa 107:17 Fools are afflicted because of their rebellion, and because of their iniquities.

fall of a fool

Pro 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments; but a babbling fool shall fall.

Pro 10:10 He who winks the eye causes sorrow; but a babbling fool shall fall.

destruction of fools

Pro 13:20 He who walks with the wise shall be wise, but a companion with fools shall be destroyed.

death of fools

Pro 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many; but fools die for lack of wisdom.

the foolish shall not stand

Psa 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in Your sight. You hate all doers of iniquity.

STUPIDITY: according to the Bible

Stupidity leads to foolishness

Pro 14:18  Stupidity leads to foolishness; be smart and learn.

Pro 9:13  Stupidity is reckless, senseless, and foolish.

Pro 15:21  Stupidity brings happiness to senseless fools, but everyone with good sense follows the straight path.

Ecc 7:6  Foolish laughter is stupid. It sounds like thorns crackling in a fire.

Stupidity in Business

Proverbs 17:18 (Contemporary English Version)

  It's stupid to guarantee someone else's loan.

Proverbs 17:18 (The Message)

  It's stupid to try to get something for nothing, or run up huge bills you can never pay.

Proverbs 17:18 (New International Reader's Version)

 A man who has little sense agrees to pay what other people owe. It isn't wise to put up money for others.

Proverbs 17:18 (New International Version)

  A man lacking in judgment strikes hands in pledge and puts up security for his neighbor.

Proverbs 17:18 (King James Version)

 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

Proverbs 17:18 (New Living Translation)

 It’s poor judgment to guarantee another person’s debt or put up security for a friend.

Proverbs 17:18 (New American Standard Bible)

  A man lacking in sense pledges And becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.

Stupidity, Sex, Adultery

Pro 6:32  But if you go to bed with another man's wife, you will destroy yourself by your own stupidity.

Stupidity and disobedience

1Sa 13:13  "That was stupid!" Samuel said. "You didn't obey the LORD your God. If you had obeyed him, someone from your family would always have been king of Israel.

Psa 32:9  Don't be stupid like horses and mules that must be led with ropes to make them obey."

Pro 12:1  To accept correction is wise, to reject it is stupid.

Stupidity and Idol worship

Isa 44:18  Those who worship idols are stupid and blind!

Isa 44:9  Those people who make idols are nothing themselves, and the idols they treasure are just as worthless. Worshipers of idols are blind, stupid, and foolish.

Isa 44:20  How can anyone be stupid enough to trust something that can be burned to ashes? No one can save themselves like that. Don't they realize that the idols they hold in their hands are not really gods?

Jer 10:14  People who make idols are so stupid! They will be disappointed, because their false gods are not alive.

Jer 51:17  People who make idols are stupid! They will be disappointed, because their false gods cannot breathe.

Stupid Leadership

Isa 56:11  You stupid leaders are a pack of hungry and greedy dogs that never get enough. You are shepherds who mistreat your own sheep for selfish gain.

Jer 10:21  But I told them, "Our leaders were stupid failures, because they refused to listen to the LORD. And so we've been scattered like sheep.

Stupid minds

Rom 1:21  They know about God, but they don't honor him or even thank him. Their thoughts are useless, and their stupid minds are in the dark. 

stupid talk

Pro 18:13  It's stupid and embarrassing to give an answer before you listen.

Pro 11:12  It's stupid to say bad things about your neighbors. If you are sensible, you will keep quiet.

Pro 14:3  Proud fools are punished for their stupid talk, but sensible talk can save your life.

Ecc 10:13  Fools begin with nonsense, and their stupid chatter ends with disaster.

1Ti 6:20  Timothy, guard what God has placed in your care! Don't pay any attention to that godless and stupid talk that sounds smart but really isn't.

2Ti 2:23  Stay away from stupid and senseless arguments. These only lead to trouble,

Tit 3:9  But don't have anything to do with stupid arguments about ancestors. And stay away from disagreements and quarrels about the Law of Moses. Such arguments are useless and senseless.

stupid liar

Pro 19:1  It's better to be poor and live right than to be a stupid liar.

Proud Stupid Braggart

Jas 4:16  Yet you are stupid enough to brag, and it is wrong to be so proud.

2Pe 2:18  They brag out loud about their stupid nonsense. And by being vulgar and crude, they trap people who have barely escaped from living the wrong kind of life.

stupidity is a curse

Pro 12:8  Good sense is worthy of praise, but stupidity is a curse.

Fools show their stupidity by the way they live

Ecc 10:3  Fools show their stupidity by the way they live; it's easy to see they have no sense.

Pro 18:1  It's selfish and stupid to think only of yourself and to sneer at people who have sense.

Rom 1:31  They are stupid, unreliable, and don't have any love or pity for others.

Jas 2:20  Does some stupid person want proof that faith without deeds is useless?

stupid fools

Pro 19:29  Every stupid fool is just waiting to be punished.

Pro 12:11  Hard working farmers have more than enough food; daydreamers are nothing more than stupid fools.

Pro 13:19  It's a good feeling to get what you want, but only a stupid fool hates to turn from evil.

Pro 14:8  Wise people have enough sense to find their way, but stupid fools get lost.

Pro 19:25  Stupid fools learn good sense by seeing others punished; a sensible person learns by being corrected.

you will miss the road

Pro 19:2  Willingness and stupidity don't go well together. If you are too eager, you will miss the road.

you will be beaten with a stick

Pro 10:13  If you have good sense, it will show when you speak. But if you are stupid, you will be beaten with a stick.

We are ruined by our own stupidity

Pro 19:3  We are ruined by our own stupidity, though we blame the LORD.

Isa 31:2  The LORD isn't stupid! He does what he promises, and he can bring doom. If you are cruel yourself, or help those who are evil, you will be destroyed.

fools are killed by their own stupidity

Pro 10:21  Many are helped by useful instruction, but fools are killed by their own stupidity.

Pro 9:18  None who listen to Stupidity understand that her guests are as good as dead.

Pro 1:32  Sin and self-satisfaction bring destruction and death to stupid fools.

Isa 27:11  When broken branches fall to the ground, women pick them up to feed the fire. But these people are so stupid that the God who created them will show them no mercy.

Be smart, Don't be stupid

Gal 3:3  How can you be so stupid? Do you think that by yourself you can complete what God's Spirit started in you?

Pro 1:22  "How much longer will you enjoy being stupid fools? Won't you ever stop sneering and laughing at knowledge?

Eph 4:17  As a follower of the Lord, I order you to stop living like stupid, godless people.

Eph 5:17  Don't be stupid. Instead, find out what the Lord wants you to do.

Pro 14:29  It's smart to be patient, but it's stupid to lose your temper.

Pro 14:16  Only a stupid fool is never cautious-- so be extra careful and stay out of trouble.

Pro 14:15  Don't be stupid and believe all you hear; be smart and know where you are headed.

Pro 22:3  When you see trouble coming, don't be stupid and walk right into it-- be smart and hide.

Pro 27:12  Be cautious and hide when you see danger-- don't be stupid and walk right into trouble.

Pro 14:18  Stupidity leads to foolishness; be smart and learn.

1Pe 2:15  God wants you to silence stupid and ignorant people by doing right.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

HAPPINESS & HOW TO BE HAPPY: according to the Bible


Pro 17:20  A twisted mind never finds happiness, and one with a devious tongue repeatedly gets into trouble.

Lam 3:15  He has filled me with bitterness. He has made me drink wormwood.
Lam 3:16  He has ground my teeth with gravel. He has trampled me into the dust.
Lam 3:17  "My soul has been kept from enjoying peace. I have forgotten what happiness is.

Jer 16:9  This is what the LORD of Armies, the God of Israel, says: I'm going to put a stop to the sounds of joy and happiness and the sounds of brides and grooms in this place. This will happen in your lifetime, while you watch.
Jer 16:10  "When you tell the people all these things, they will ask you, 'Why does the LORD threaten us with all these disasters? What have we done wrong? How have we sinned against the LORD our God?'
Jer 16:11  Then say to them, 'It's because your ancestors abandoned me, declares the LORD. They followed other gods, served them, worshiped them, and abandoned me. They didn't obey my teachings.
Jer 16:12  You have done worse than your ancestors. All of you are following your own stubborn, evil ways that keep you from obeying me.

Jer 25:8  "This is what the LORD of Armies says: You did not listen to my words,
Jer 25:9  so I'm going to send for all the families from the north. I will also send for my servant King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, declares the LORD. I will bring the families from the north to attack this land, its people, and all these surrounding nations. I'm going to destroy them and turn them into something terrible, something ridiculed, and something permanently ruined.
Jer 25:10  I will take from them the sounds of joy and happiness, the sounds of brides and grooms, the sound of mills, and the light of lamps.


Pro 17:5  Whoever makes fun of a poor person insults his maker. Whoever is happy to see someone's distress will not escape punishment.

Pro 24:17  Do not be happy when your enemy falls, and do not feel glad when he stumbles.

Oba 1:12  Don't gloat over your relative's misfortune or be happy when the people of Judah are destroyed. Don't brag so much when they're in distress.
Oba 1:13  Don't march through the gates of my people when disaster strikes or gloat over their misery when disaster strikes. Don't take their wealth when disaster strikes.
Oba 1:14  Don't stand at the crossroads to kill their refugees. Don't hand over their survivors when they're in distress.
Oba 1:15  "The day of the LORD is near for all nations. Edom, you will be treated as you have treated others. You will get back what you have given.


Job 21:7  "Why do the wicked go on living, grow old, and even become more powerful?
Job 21:8  They see their children firmly established with them, and they get to see their descendants.
Job 21:9  Their homes are free from fear, and God doesn't use his rod on them.
Job 21:10  Their bulls are fertile when they breed. Their cows give birth to calves and never miscarry.
Job 21:11  They send their little children out to play like a flock of lambs, and their children dance around.
Job 21:12  They sing with the tambourine and lyre, and they are happy with the music of the flute.
Job 21:13  They spend their days in happiness, and they go peacefully to the grave.
Job 21:14  But they say to God, 'Leave us alone. We don't want to know your ways.
Job 21:15  Who is the Almighty that we should serve him? What do we gain if we pray to him?'
Job 21:16  Anyhow, isn't their happiness in their own power? (The plan of the wicked is foreign to my way of thinking.)
Job 21:17  "How often is the lamp of the wicked snuffed out? How often does disaster happen to them? How often does an angry God give them pain?


Job 21:23  One person dies in his prime and feels altogether happy and contented.
Job 21:24  His stomach is full of milk, and his bones are strong and healthy.
Job 21:25  Another person, never having tasted happiness, dies with a bitter soul.
Job 21:26  Together they lie down in the dust, and worms cover them.


Pro 23:26  My son, give me your heart. Let your eyes find happiness in my ways


Joh 4:36  The person who harvests the crop is already getting paid. He is gathering grain for eternal life. So the person who plants the grain and the person who harvests it are happy together.

2Co 2:3  This is the very reason I wrote to you. I didn't want to visit you and be distressed by those who should make me happy. I'm confident about all of you that whatever makes me happy also makes you happy.

1Co 12:25  God's purpose was that the body should not be divided but rather that all of its parts should feel the same concern for each other.
1Co 12:26  If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts share its suffering. If one part is praised, all the others share in its happiness.
1Co 12:27  You are Christ's body and each of you is an individual part of it.


2Ti 1:4  I remember your tears and want to see you so that I can be filled with happiness.


Pro 10:1  The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes his father happy, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

Pro 15:20  A wise son makes his father happy, but a foolish child despises its mother.

Pro 29:3  A person who loves wisdom makes his father happy, but one who pays prostitutes wastes his wealth.


Deu 24:5  A man who has recently been married will be free from military duty or any other public service. For one year he is free to stay at home and make his new wife happy.

Eph 5:28  So husbands must love their wives as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself.

Eph 5:33  But every husband must love his wife as he loves himself, and wives should respect their husbands.


Ecc 11:9  You young people should enjoy yourselves while you're young. You should let your hearts make you happy when you're young. Follow wherever your heart leads you and whatever your eyes see. But realize that God will make you give an account for all these things when he judges everyone.


Pro 16:13  Kings are happy with honest words, and whoever speaks what is right is loved.

2Ki 20:13  Hezekiah was so happy with them that he showed the messengers his warehouse: the silver, gold, balsam, fine olive oil, his entire armory, and everything in his treasury. Hezekiah showed them everything in his palace and every corner of his kingdom.


Act 8:6  The crowds paid close attention to what Philip said. They listened to him and saw the miracles that he performed.
Act 8:7  Evil spirits screamed as they came out of the many people they had possessed. Many paralyzed and lame people were cured.
Act 8:8  As a result, that city was extremely happy.


2Co 1:24  It isn't that we want to have control over your Christian faith. Rather, we want to work with you so that you will be happy. Certainly, you are firmly established in the Christian faith.

Col 2:5  Although I'm absent from you physically, I'm with you in spirit. I'm happy to see how orderly you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.


Jas 1:2  My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are tested in different ways.


Job 6:10  Then I would still have comfort. I would be happy despite my endless pain, because I have not rejected the words of the Holy One.

Psa 119:143  Trouble and hardship have found me, but your commandments still make me happy.

Rom 12:12  Be happy in your confidence, be patient in trouble, and pray continually.

Joh 16:20  I can guarantee this truth: You will cry because you are sad, but the world will be happy. You will feel pain, but your pain will turn to happiness.

Joh 16:21  A woman has pain when her time to give birth comes. But after the child is born, she doesn't remember the pain anymore because she's happy that a child has been brought into the world.

Joh 16:22  "Now you're in a painful situation. But I will see you again. Then you will be happy, and no one will take that happiness away from you.

Hab 3:16  I have heard, so there's trembling within me. At the report my lips quivered. A rotten feeling has entered me. I tremble where I stand. I wait for the day of trouble to come to the people who will attack us.
Hab 3:17  Even if the fig tree does not bloom and the vines have no grapes, even if the olive tree fails to produce and the fields yield no food, even if the sheep pen is empty and the stalls have no cattle-
Hab 3:18  even then, I will be happy with the LORD. I will truly find joy in God, who saves me.
Hab 3:19  The LORD Almighty is my strength. He makes my feet like those of a deer. He makes me walk on the mountains. For the choir director; on stringed instruments.

Luk 6:20  Jesus looked at his disciples and said, "Blessed are those who are poor. The kingdom of God is theirs.
Luk 6:21  Blessed are those who are hungry. They will be satisfied. Blessed are those who are crying. They will laugh.
Luk 6:22  Blessed are you when people hate you, avoid you, insult you, and slander you because you are committed to the Son of Man.
Luk 6:23  Rejoice then, and be very happy! You have a great reward in heaven. That's the way their ancestors treated the prophets.

2Co 7:4  I have great confidence in you, and I have a lot of reasons to be proud of you. Even as we suffer, I'm encouraged and feel very happy.

2Co 7:9  But I'm happy now, not because I made you uncomfortable, but because the distress I caused you has led you to change the way you think and act. You were distressed in a godly way, so we haven't done you any harm.

Col 1:24  I am happy to suffer for you now. In my body I am completing whatever remains of Christ's sufferings. I am doing this on behalf of his body, the church.

1Pe 1:6  You are extremely happy about these things, even though you have to suffer different kinds of trouble for a little while now.

1Pe 4:13  but be happy as you share Christ's sufferings. Then you will also be full of joy when he appears again in his glory.


Heb 13:5  Don't love money. Be happy with what you have because God has said, "I will never abandon you or leave you."


Ecc 7:14  When times are good, be happy. But when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one time as well as the other so that mortals cannot predict their future.

Rom 12:15  Be happy with those who are happy. Be sad with those who are sad.

Jas 5:13  If any of you are having trouble, pray. If you are happy, sing psalms.


Psa 37:4  Be happy with the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Psa 40:8  I am happy to do your will, O my God." Your teachings are deep within me.

Psa 112:1  Hallelujah! Blessed is the person who fears the LORD and is happy to obey his commands.

Psa 119:16  Your laws make me happy. I never forget your word.

Psa 119:24  Indeed, your written instructions make me happy. They are my best friends.

Psa 119:35  Lead me on the path of your commandments, because I am happy with them.

Psa 119:47  Your commandments, which I love, make me happy.

Psa 119:77  Let your compassion reach me so that I may live, because your teachings make me happy.

Psa 119:174  I have longed for you to save me, O LORD, and your teachings make me happy.

Luk 10:17  The 70 disciples came back very happy. They said, "Lord, even demons obey us when we use the power and authority of your name!"
Luk 10:18  Jesus said to them, "I watched Satan fall from heaven like lightning.
Luk 10:19  I have given you the authority to trample snakes and scorpions and to destroy the enemy's power. Nothing will hurt you.
Luk 10:20  However, don't be happy that evil spirits obey you. Be happy that your names are written in heaven."

Psa 119:92  If your teachings had not made me happy, then I would have died in my misery.


Joh 16:24  So far you haven't asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive so that you can be completely happy.

1Pe 1:8  Although you have never seen Christ, you love him. You don't see him now, but you believe in him. You are extremely happy with joy and praise that can hardly be expressed in words


1Co 13:6  It isn't happy when injustice is done, but it is happy with the truth.

3Jn 1:3  I was very happy when some believers came and told us that you are living according to the truth.


Act 14:17  Yet, by doing good, he has given evidence of his existence. He gives you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons. He fills you with food and your lives with happiness."

Ecc 5:18  At last I have seen what is good and beautiful: It is to eat and drink and to enjoy the good in all our hard work under the sun during the brief lives God gives us. That is our lot in life.
Ecc 5:19  It is a gift from God when God gives some people wealth and possessions, the power to enjoy them, the ability to accept their lot in life, and the ability to rejoice in their own hard work.
Ecc 5:20  These people won't give much thought to their brief lives because God keeps them occupied with the joy in their hearts.


Mat 25:21  "His master replied, 'Good job! You're a good and faithful servant! You proved that you could be trusted with a small amount. I will put you in charge of a large amount. Come and share your master's happiness.'

Pro 8:30  I was beside him as a master craftsman. I made him happy day after day, I rejoiced in front of him all the time,
Pro 8:31  found joy in his inhabited world, and delighted in the human race.


Isa 35:10  The people ransomed by the LORD will return. They will come to Zion singing with joy. Everlasting happiness will be on their heads as a crown. They will be glad and joyful. They will have no sorrow or grief.

Joh 16:20  I can guarantee this truth: You will cry because you are sad, but the world will be happy. You will feel pain, but your pain will turn to happiness.
Joh 16:21  A woman has pain when her time to give birth comes. But after the child is born, she doesn't remember the pain anymore because she's happy that a child has been brought into the world.
Joh 16:22  "Now you're in a painful situation. But I will see you again. Then you will be happy, and no one will take that happiness away from you.
Joh 16:23  When that day comes, you won't ask me any more questions. I can guarantee this truth: If you ask the Father for anything in my name, he will give it to you.
Joh 16:24  So far you haven't asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive so that you can be completely happy.

Rev 7:16  They will never be hungry or thirsty again. Neither the sun nor any burning heat will ever overcome them.
Rev 7:17  The lamb in the center near the throne will be their shepherd. He will lead them to springs filled with the water of life, and God will wipe every tear from their eyes."


Luk 15:7  I can guarantee that there will be more happiness in heaven over one person who turns to God and changes the way he thinks and acts than over 99 people who already have turned to God and have his approval."

Rev 19:7  Let us rejoice, be happy, and give him glory because it's time for the marriage of the lamb. His bride has made herself ready.

Rev 21:3  I heard a loud voice from the throne say, "God lives with humans! God will make his home with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them and be their God.
Rev 21:4  He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won't be any more death. There won't be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared."
Rev 21:5  The one sitting on the throne said, "I am making everything new." He said, "Write this: 'These words are faithful and true.'"