wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times
Wisdom And Knowledge Shall Be The Stability Of Thy Times
If you’ve visited New York City and had a chance to stop by 30 Rockefeller Plaza you might have noticed the saying “wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times” over one of the main entrances. Ever wonder where that quote comes from?
The bible, Isaiah 33:6 to be exact. Most likely the King James Version.
I took this photo while visiting NYC in May of 2011. We did not go up to the observation deck but instead explored all that could be found in the plaza during a raining afternoon.
So do you agree that wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times? Also, do you think a building built today would have a bible verse over the door? (Not counting churches of course.) Either way, this makes for some very interesting art deco art.
Yes, I believe that Knowledge and Wisdom are elements of stability – it is a universal truth and an ever lasting one. In contrast is ignorance and foolishness something that ever protected, built, stabilized anything? Move so ignorance and foolishness are destroyers, exploiters, and full of mischief.
Wisdom should be part of a system of things that are viewed every day – it reminds us of what we should value and it is a value statement of what the building used to or does currently represent.
Joseph C. I
Wisdom is inherently in everything and in a deeper sense is everything. It is amazing that people search for Wisdom in far and distant lands and in all kinds of rigid doctrines yet fail to grasp the essence of the matter. Wisdom is everywhere, even in what appears to be utter chaos and madness Wisdom is present. To know Wisdom you must be born of God and not the world. For the worlds wisdom perishes and is not eternal but the Wisdom I speak of is forever and ever constant. May we see that something greater is at stake than that which are our minds can imagine. The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him and the beginning of knowledge is the fear of God and knowledge is the foundation of understanding which brings forth Wisdom which will forever be the stability in times of constant change.
A Buddhist overhears, and so chimes in on this Biblical topic with a (serviceably enough) recalled old quote — from a Sufi:
“I should like to know what a man with knowledge does not have. (And) I should like to know what he has, who has not knowledge.”