Category Archives: Words of Wisdom 2016
Beyond our full and fast paced lives, at the end of all things, the wisest thing we can hope to know is that God waits patiently for us.
Many, if not most, mature their faith (in God) as they grow beyond mere blind acceptance to a maturing, questioning of what and why we believe about God. However, each of us experiences a desire to connect with our Creator.
Light not only reveals, but it also purifies all that is not as pure as the light. Humanity must be exposed to the light progressively to expose and to be cleansed to leave the darkness totally behind.
Those who have been faithful and obedient have lived in expectation, not anticipation. The faithful have chosen to live each day with a purpose, seeking to grow in obedience to God’s will, ways, and wisdom, because not only does that please God, others may be watching so that their yearning heart yearns might be filled with what we have.
The fool prods and goads others to walk in his folly, but he does not tag along. You see, the fool’s ways are lonely ways. When you get caught up in the fool’s folly, you find out that you have lost your way listening to the fool’s directions.
God has orchestrated an order for society, and whenever man attempts to usurp the natural order of things, chaos, division and dissent follow. However, God does not lose control on his natural order intended for the good of the people. When fools pursue their upside down folly, they soon discover that their schemes are but snares that entrap themselves.
Even if you discover the error of the choice at some later time, a price will be paid for the time you followed the fool. Just a short exposure to the ‘bad apple’ puts a ‘good apple’ at risk.
When a gifted person crosses our path are we thankful for the opportunity, or jealous that we cannot be as gifted?
Evil’s broad net entraps the best of man along with the least of us equally. When it is evil’s time to spring upon us, there is nothing but a our faith to deliver us from the foreboding times of tribulation that evil intends to put its through. Only an unshakable faith in God’s goodness can protect and thwart evil’s diabolical plans that can cause even the most prepared soul to stumble.
Celebrate in our limited days anticipating our future destiny. We are either celebrating the expectant joy of being ransomed by God into his dwelling place, or condemned to eternal darkness and separation from God. Either way, celebrate now while you can.
God introduces us into this world with the same opportunities to experience, learn and mature, because God loves each of us equally and without partiality. God even perseveres through the folly of our choices that define our routes along the journey of life, because God desires all of us to experience and understand the high price for selfish behaviors.
What a tragedy when we perceive justice from our personal perspective. Bad things happen to seemingly good people, innocent people, while bad people appear to have only good things happen to them. Why does it seem the world is turned upside down with the distribution of just rewards?
For a season, bad people may appear to get away with their wicked schemes, but in the midst of those horrendous times, God reveals sufficient wisdom to destroy the chains that bind us to ignorance and fear.
Women are not some wicked temptress to be blamed for man’s lustful desires. The temptress resides in man’s own sinful, lustful heart. Just as wisdom is always beyond our reach, so too is the satisfaction of man’s lust for women.
The further one pursues wisdom, the more one understands the eternal value of honesty and humility that wisdom reveals, because apart from God’s forgiveness, only a fool claims to be righteous on their own.
God also allows us to taste life without his presence at the extremes so that we can value life embracing his presence.
Choose wisely between wisdom versus wealth. Wealth comes fraught with risks, wisdom overcomes all risks. Final thought: Only one can master the other. Choose wisely.
Don’t be like the fool and try to dam up the river to cling to the past and stymie the future. The fool always gets washed away by what he thought he could control that was not his to possess! The fool believes he or she can take what’s not their’s to take, but learns the past and future no one may possess except God.
We all desire to invest valuable time with those who will inquire and listen to our responses about our goals, dreams and aspirations, rather than prattle on about their accomplishments or shortcomings.
The Teacher in this passage clearly makes the point that one’s life time of achievements become worth remembering after the results of the race are posted, and thus far more valuable and rewarding than the applause and back-slapping during the race.
Madness of man’s desire to possess wisdom and knowledge: The more we think we know, the more we understand how much we actually don’t know. Absolute wisdom and knowledge only rests with the Author and Creator of it.
Who’s the fool now? The elusive wind will always remain just beyond our grasp and serves only to stir dreams and make fools out of those who pursue it outside of our dreams.
When we focus on the here and now, we tend to value life by the stuff we have and the status we have achieved. However, we have valued fleeting accomplishments, or things that matter little to God.