The Good Book on Timelessness,Wisdom, Humility

Posted on April 27, 2013. Filed under: The Good Book |

Timelessness.

Like a drop of water from the sea and a grain of sand, so are a few years in the day of Eternity.

A generation goes and comes but the Earth remains forever. What has been, is what will be, and what has been done, is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the Sun; it has already been in the ages before us.

There is no remembrance of former things nor will there be remembrance of later things yet to happen. And what is lacking cannot be numbered. But wisdom exceeds folly as light exceeds darkness.

For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under Heaven. A time to be born and a time to die, a time to keep and a time to cast away, a time to keep silence and a time to speak.

Under the Sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor victory to the intelligent, nor favor to the men of skillBut time and chance happen to them all.

Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. As he came from his mother’s womb, he shall go, naked as he came.

All streams run to the sea but the sea is not full. The eye is not satisfied with seeing nor the ear filled with hearing. Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire.

The sayings of the wise are like goads; and nails firmly fixed are the collective sayings given by one shepherd. My son, beware of anything beyond these; of making many books there is no end and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Wisdom

A wise man is mightier than a strong man. Wisdom is better than might. Wisdom helps one to succeed. Wisdom gives strength to the wise,more than ten rulers that are in a city.

The protection of wisdom is like the protection of money. A wise man is cautious in everything. One who trusts others too quickly is light minded.

Whoever despises wisdom and instruction is miserable.

Wisdom cries aloud in the street,

“ How long O Simple Ones, will you love being simple. Give heed to my reproof! I also will laugh at your calamity. I will mock when plague strikes you like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind; when distress and anguish come upon you’.

“Take my instruction instead of silver and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is better than jewels and all that you may desire cannot compare with her’.

“I, wisdom, dwell in prudence and I find knowledge and understanding. Pride and arrogance and perverted speech, I hate. Who ever is simple, let him turn in here.”

Wisdom was created before all things and prudent understanding from eternity.

The man who fears the Lord will do this and he who holds to the law will obtain wisdom.

She will come to meet him like a mother; and like the wife of his youth she will welcome him. She will feed him the bread of understanding and give him the water of wisdom to drinkShe is far from men of pride and liars will never think of her.

“Come to me, you, who desire me and take your fill of my produce, for the remembrance of me is sweeter than honey. Those that eat me will hunger for more and those who drink me will thirst for more. Whoever obeys me will not be put to shame and those who work with my help will not sin”.

For wisdom is like her name and is not manifest to many. Come to her with all your soul and keep her ways with all your might. Search out and seek and she will become known to you; for at last you will find the rest she gives.

Make your ear attentive to wisdom and incline your heart to understanding. Yea, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding; if you seek it like silver and search for it as if for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the lord.

Wisdom is more precious than jewels and nothing you desire can compare with her. Her ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace. Happy is the man who finds wisdom and the man who gets understanding; for the gain from it is better than the gain from silver and its profit better than gold.

Blessed is the man who meditates on wisdom and who reasons intelligently. He, who reflects in his mind on her ways, will also ponder her secrets.

Wisdom exalts her sons. Whoever loves wisdom, loves life.“ I loved wisdom and desired to take her for my bride” If you desire wisdom, keep the commandments

He, who rises early to seek her, will have no difficulty, for he will find her sitting on his gate.

My son, eat honey, for it is good for you and know that wisdom is such for your soul. Guard your steps when you go to the House of God.

Be not rash with your mouth nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God. For God is in heaven and you uponDo not let wise proverbs escape you.

Reflect on the statues of the Lord and meditate at all times on his commandments. It is He, who will give insight to your mind and your desire for wisdom will be granted.

The Fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom and humility goes before honor. Many are the plans in the mind of man but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.

See with your eyes that I have labored little and found for myself much rest. As you do not know how the spirit came to the bones in the womb of a woman with child, so you do not know the work of God, who makes everything.

To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. To fear the Lord is wisdom’s full measure. The fear of the Lord is the crown of wisdom and knowledge of the holy one is insight.

All wisdom comes from the Lord and is with him forever. And, whoever loves danger, will perish by it.

Humility

 My Son, perform your tasks in meekness and glorify yourself with humility. The greater you are, the more must you humble yourself. The wisdom of a humble man will lift up his head and will seat him among the great.

Humble yourself greatly for the punishment of the ungodly is fire and ashes. The Lord’s curse is on the home of the wicked, but He blesses the abode of the righteous. Towards the scorner, He is scornful, but to the humble, He shows favor.

The essentials of life are water and bread and clothing and a house to cover one’s nakedness.

Those who understand Sayings, become skilled themselves and pour forth apt proverbs.

 A CREED

 I asked GOD for Strength that I might Achieve. I was made Weak that I might learn Humbly to Obey.

I asked for Health that I might do Great Things. I was given Infirmity that I might do Better Things.

I asked for Riches that I might be Happy. I was given Poverty that I might be Wise.

I asked for Power that I might have the Praise of Men. I was given Weakness that I might feel the Need of God.

I asked for All Things that I might Enjoy Life. I was Given Life that I might Enjoy All Things.

 I got Nothing that I asked for – but Everything that I had Hoped For. Almost despite myself, My Unspoken Prayers were Answered.

I AM AMONG MEN MOST RICHLY BLESSED.

 

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