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Day 1797 – A Small Bundle – Daily Wisdom
8th December 2021 • Wisdom-Trek © • H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III
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Welcome to Day 1797 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

A Small Bundle – Daily Wisdom

Welcome to Wisdom-Trek with Gramps. We are on Day 1797 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 says, "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 Benjamin Franklin, and it is, “A person wrapped up in themselves makes a very small bundle.”

A Small Bundle

If you have spent much time with a self-absorbed person, you understand the meaning of this quote today. When a person is always attempting to promote themselves or if they are always talking about themselves, your perspective of such a person is diminished. Although a person like this may appear to come off as confident or arrogant, the underlying reason is that they lack true peace and confidence in themselves. To make up for their lack of confidence, they swing to the other end of the pendulum and go overboard in making everything centered on them. For a Christ-follower, we need to realize that all we are or ever hope to be comes from God, and our confidence rests in Him. We can then be confident yet humble. We can be at peace amid the turmoil. As imagers of God, we can take the spotlight off of ourselves and let that light shine through us to the Lord of Heaven’s armies. Ephesians 1:18 I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. 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 our Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy. If you would like to listen to any of our past 1796 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 the 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!