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03/31/2014 07:39 am ET | Updated Aug 01, 2015

Biblical Third Metric Quotes Show How Ancient Wisdom Can Help Redefine Modern Measures Of Success

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The four pillars of the "Third Metric" initiative provide a foundation on which to build a successful life that achieves satisfaction beyond goals of money and power.

By focusing on our own well-being, cultivating a sense of wonder, passing on our wisdom, and practicing compassion, we can live a more meaningful life.

The Bible is full of anecdotes and quotes that correspond with these ideals. Its ancient insights remain applicable to today's world.

Here are some Biblical Third Metric inspirations:

On Well-Being And Rest

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

-3 John 1:2 (KJV)

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

-Genesis 2:3 (KJV)

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

-Exodus 20:8 (KJV)

On Wonder and Gratitude

I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

-Psalms 77:11 (KJV)

Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

-Psalms 148:7-9 (KJV)

On Wisdom

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

-Proverbs 12:18 (KJV)

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

-Proverbs 4:7 (KJV)

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

-Proverbs 8:11 (KJV)

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

-Job 12:12 (KJV)

On Compassion, Giving, and Doing Good

O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

-Psalms 36:10 (KJV)

Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

-Jude 1:2 (KJV)

Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers;
Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well:

-3 John 1:5-6 (KJV)

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