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Day 1787 – Without Friends – Daily Wisdom
24th November 2021 • Wisdom-Trek © • H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III
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Welcome to Day 1787 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

Without Friends – Daily Wisdom

Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1787 of our Trek, and it’s time to explore another nugget of wisdom, which includes an inspirational quote along with some wise words from Gramps for today’s trek. Wisdom is the final frontier in gaining true knowledge. We are on a daily trek to create a legacy of wisdom, seek out discernment and insights, and boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend; this is Gramps. Thanks for coming along on today’s trek as we increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. Proverbs 16:16  How much better to get wisdom than gold, and sound judgment than silver!    If you apply the words you hear today, over time, it will help you become more healthy, wealthy, and wise as you continue your daily trek of life.  So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget: Today’s quote is from Zig Ziglar, and it is: A person who always says what they think is courageous — and without friends.

Without Friends

There is a difference between being truthful and being brutally honest without discretion. Yes, we should be honest in all of our dealings, but we must also do everything in love.  I caution you that it is not always wise to speak your mind, especially if it will cause harm to another person.  You can speak the truth in love, if you must speak at all.  Too often, when we speak our mind, it is without consideration of how our speech will impact the lives of others.  It is not courageous to speak if what you say is harmful to others. It is just insensitive.  Throughout God’s Word, it teaches us that we need to limit our speech, and when we speak, we speak words of wisdom. Having friends requires that you show yourself friendly.  One facet of showing yourself to be a friend, is not always speaking what is on your mind. Instead, speak in such a manner that you encourage and love those who are your friends. Ephesians 4:14-16 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.  As you ponder this nugget of wisdom for yourself, please encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.’ If you would like to listen to any of our past 1786 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at  I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day’s trek will be downloaded automatically. If you would also like to receive our weekly newsletter called ‘Wisdom Notes,’ please email me at Thank you so much for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and, most of all, your friend as I serve you through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal. As we take this Trek together, let us always:
  1. Live Abundantly (Fully)
  2. Love Unconditionally
  3. Listen Intentionally
  4. Learn Continuously
  5. Lend to others Generously
  6. Lead with Integrity
  7. Leave a Living Legacy Each Day
I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to ’Keep Moving Forward,’ ‘Enjoy your Journey,’ and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday’! See you Tomorrow for more daily wisdom!