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So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
(Genesis 1:27) ESV 

The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth— Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, ...
(Proverbs 1:1-33) ESV 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
(Proverbs 3:5,6) ESV 

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
(Proverbs 22:6) ESV 

An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands. She is like the ships of the merchant; she brings her food from afar. ...
(Proverbs 31:10-31) ESV 

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
(John 14:26) ESV 

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.
(Acts 17:11) ESV 

We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.
(Romans 6:6) ESV 

And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.
(1 Corinthians 2:13) ESV 

Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
(2 Corinthians 3:5) ESV 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
(2 Timothy 2:15) ESV 

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. ...
(2 Timothy 3:1-17) ESV 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
(2 Timothy 3:16) ESV 

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

But then acting is all about faking. We're all very good at faking things that we have no competence with.
--John Cleese – English Actor Born 1939

Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
--Laurence J. Peter – Canadian Writer 1919-1990

I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.
--Ayrton Senna – Brazilian Celebrity 1960-1994

It is undeniable that a woman's ability to stretch and pursue her total competence outside the home and get paid what she's worth for it makes for happier and more fulfilled women.
--Kyle D. Pruett

No human being will work hard at anything unless they believe that they are working for competence.
--William Glasser – American Psychologist Born 1925

Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.
--Peggy Noonan – American Writer Born 1950

The end of education is to see men made whole, both in competence and in conscience.
--John Dickey – American Politician 1794-1853

There's a lot more to competence than a law degree and a modicum of courtroom skill.
--Fred Thompson – American Politician Born 1942

You can't fake creativity, competence, or sexual arousal.
--Doug Coupland – Canadian Author Born 19616

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Competence and the Bible

Competence is a result of continuous study or training of a certain area of knowledge or a skill. Most sources of inspiration nowadays would boost your confidence, would build your character- but they won’t give you the skill, the competence for your job.

How does the bible sees competence? Let us look at one king whom God chose to do His works. Let us see how he regarded competence.

King Solomon was known to be the wisest king of all times, he valued wisdom so much. He wrote most of the book of Proverbs. One of the things he wrote is: The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out. [Proverbs 18:15, NIV]

It tells us how Solomon values continuously seeking knowledge so much- and indeed it showed throughout his life. He was admired by foreign leaders, He was chosen by God to build His temple, and through him, many more of God’s work was accomplished.

He realized early on, that if God called him to lead the people of Israel (note: Calling), he will definitely need the proper competence to do this task: “Now, LORD my God, you have made your servant king in place of my father David. But I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties. Your servant is here among the people you have chosen, a great people, too numerous to count or number. [1 Kings 3:7-8]

Not just a clear calling and a good character, he knew what he needed, competence! This competence led him to be a confident leader able to perform what was required of him and more.

He also knew whom to ask for help to gain competence. Inasmuch as books and experience are great sources of knowledge and skill, the bible tells us that only God is our source of knowledge, Solomon asked God: So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong.  For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” [1 Kings 3:9, NIV] and James confirmed this by writing: If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. [James 1:5. NIV]

The bible has always directly and indirectly stated that we have to seek excellence in everything that we do, and we can only do it if we possess the proper competence to do our job and do it best.5


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Definition of Competence

1. a. The state or quality of being adequately or well qualified; ability.

b. A specific range of skill, knowledge, or ability.

2. Law The quality or condition of being legally qualified to perform an act.

3. Sufficient means for a comfortable existence.

4. Microbiology The ability of bacteria to be genetically transformable.

5. Medicine The ability to respond immunologically to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic agents.

6. Linguistics The knowledge that enables one to produce and comprehend a language.4     




References and notes
The above Bible Promises are from the following books:
1.  The Bible Promise Book Barbour Publishing, Inc
2.  Promise of the Psalms Compiled by Ellen W. Caughey Barbour Publishing, Inc
3.  My Little Book of Promise - Christian Art Gifts
4.  The Free Dictionary -
Character > Competence – Broken! -
6.  Brainy Quote -


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