by Stephen Whitney

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Series: Ecclesiastes
Stephen Whitney
Ecclesiastes 4:13-16

Martin Luther King, the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, grew up in Atlanta Georgia. In 1955 he led a boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama city buses becaue black people were arrested becaue they did not give up their seat to a white person. The boycott lasted for 385 days and the situation became so tense that King's house was bombed. He was arrested during the boycott which ended with a United States District Court ruling that ended racial segregation on all Montgomery public buses.

In 1963 he lead a march on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.

In 1964, at the age of 35 he became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means.

Martin Luther King once said, "Science gives man knowledge which is power. Religion gives man wisdom which is control.
While science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly
with values." It is values which give our lives real meaning.

New York Times writer David Brooks praised Martin Luther King Jr. the civil rights leader for his insight into human nature which he derived from Scripture because he was a preacher.

He felt that King "had a more accurate view of political realities than his more secular liberal allies because he could draw on biblical wisdom about human nature. Religion didn't just make civil rights leaders stronger - it made them smarter." And Brooks said further, "Biblical wisdom is deeper and more accurate than the wisdom offered by the secular social sciences."

Wisdom is the ability to see life from God's perspective and
to make choices and decisions which honor God in our lives.
Wisdom not Position ...

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