Wisdom, Hope I Get Some One Day.

Just so you know how I end up where I end up despite being frightfully human and imperfect. I read lots of stuff and post lots too. I've not read anything better than this all week.

Ecc Chap 9 start vs 9:Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them. This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.

No one knows what tomorrow will be for any of us. Today I will drink the wine of my labor and see and visit with the family. It is the labors of life and the time spent laughing with friends and family, these are the true gifts of life that have been given to us. Tomorrow any man including myself may find himself as a blade of grass or he may be allowed to take joy in the vanity of his labor and see the sun once more. Be both confident and humble, live for today and do the best you can. You will succeed and fail both equal gifts in the long road to wisdom.

Chap 3 11 – 15 :He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God. I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Updated: In other words I have no idea. Chance most likely.

Posted by: Howie at 12:29 PM

Comments

1 Sometimes, between all the smiting and begetting, it's easy to forget that there is indeed much wisdom and beauty in the Bible. Thank Howie.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at October 30, 2005 02:51 PM

2 beautiful, thanks Howie.

Posted by: Tim at October 30, 2005 07:36 PM

3 Thou Shalt Not Kill (or torture or lie either) - don't forget it!

Posted by: Downing Street Memo at October 30, 2005 10:12 PM

4 DSM-The Greek and Aramaic translations say, Thou shalt not commit murder. Get it right, please. You are using the KJV. Most Christians know better.

Posted by: jesusland joe at October 31, 2005 08:46 AM






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