Does it surprise you that Paul wrote about "the secret of being content" when he was in prison, unsure of his future?
When we think of character traits we hope to instill in our children as they grow, wisdom is a high priority. Wisdom is the practical nuts and bolts of life that keeps us out of trouble, helps us prosper, and sows good seeds.
An elder at a Presbyterian church noticed many other Christian men – including born-again, Spirit-filled, faithful followers of Christ – went through the motions on Sunday morning. They attended church only to keep their wives happy. Or they had stopped attending altogether.