Down here it's hard to separate things as we're in the fray; up there we get a View From Above as to what is really going on down here.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
"A Sign of the Times," The Proverbs of King Solomon, Chapter 9
To all who have ears, hear
To all who have eyes, see
Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars. She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her servants, and she calls from the highest point of the city,
Let all who are simple come to my house! To those who have no sense she says, Come, eat my food and drink the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways and you will live;walk in the way of insight.
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse. Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you. Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. For through Wisdomyour days will be many, and years will be added to your life. If you are wise, your Wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer.
Folly is an unruly woman; she is simple and knows nothing. She sits at the door of her house, on a seat at the highest point of the city, calling out to those who pass by, who go straight on their way,
Let all who are simple come to my house!
To those who have no sense she says, Stolen water is sweet, food eaten in secret is delicious! But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of hell.