Solomon said

The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded
than the shouts of a ruler of fools.Ecclesiastes 9:17

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  1. 1
    Debi Says:

    This verse seems to have a lot in it to think on.

    Someone would have to be carefully listening to hear “Quiet words” (quiet meaning: making little or no noise). And the person speaking them would not be trying to draw attention to him or herself (quiet also meaning: carried out discreetly, secretly, or with moderation).

    A “wise” person’s words could be trusted because they fear the Lord. And it does not sound like a “fool” would even want to get quiet to listen to a wise person, so I guess their advisor/leader may have to shout at them because that is what they want. Just some thoughts.

    “Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.”Prov 1:7

  2. 2
    Sara Says:

    It seems as I read and reread the Words of Solomon I always come to the conclusion that Wisdom Wins!

    The next verse opines upon Wisdom …. “Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.” ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭9:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬

    One sinner, “ destroys much good”, yet so much of the church denies even the existence of sin. No sin is a great slogan allowing a sinner not redeemed to enjoy the follies of life and seems to alter the belief system of many.

    Read verses 11-12 “Again I saw that under the sun the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the intelligent, nor favor to those with knowledge, but time and chance happen to them all. For man does not know his time. Like fish that are taken in an evil net, and like birds that are caught in a snare, so the children of man are snared at an evil time, when it suddenly falls upon them.”
    ‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭9:11-12‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  3. 3
    Debi Says:

    Sara, your statement, “I always come to the conclusion that Wisdom Wins!”, reminded me of some advice on how to make “Wisdom Win”.

    I found this advice in one of your books, “The Dance of Healing”. It’s from Proverbs 4, The Message (all Proverbs 4 is worth reading I think and relates to what you wrote above). It’s all about “directions to Wisdom Way”.

    Here is the excerpt:
    “take my advice; it will add years to your life. I’m writing out clear directions to Wisdom Way, I’m drawing a map to Righteous Road…You will glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter you will shine… Tune your ears to My voice. Concentrate! Learn it by heart! Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they’re bursting with health… Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.
    Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you.”

    • 4
      Sara Says:

      Thanks Debi, Proverbs 4 is a wake-up call to ones like me that might be coasting along and not watching the road signs. Maybe I need to turn my heart vehicle around and get on Wisdom way with Proverbs 4 from the Message Bible clearly marked tucked in my bag telling me to stay on the lighted path. And look who lights the path? “You will glow with light; the longer you live, the brighter you will shine…when you stay on the Righteous Rd.

      Thanks Debi for being the traffic cop to sound the alarm.

  4. 5

    Oh what joy a puppy brings to a home. I sure agree with as I have been blessed to have. God knows how to tightened the strings on a guitar to bring joy. The joy in a furry puppy is sweetness to the ear. As God tightens us up may we serve Him like the furry bundle of joy does to us.


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