Every time I see that alcohol commercial about the world’s most interesting man, I don’t know whether to puke or to laugh. Underneath, you can almost sense the irony of those who know the truth about alcohol. The appeal is so straightforward: Drink our product, and attract women like ripe fruit attracts flies. “Come, all you dullards and dummies, drink up and find the secret to being cool and sexy.” Yeah, right.
In that great Book of Despair, the wise man writes about his wide and varied experiences, none of which really brought him satisfaction. He wrote about wine and women, wealth and winning, worldliness and wisdom. Continue reading
by J. Randal Matheny © 2015
The wisest word I ever heard
That seized my shrinking heart,
Was high and old and often told,
A truth and living art: Continue reading
“… age is no guarantee of wisdom, nor youth of ignorance.”
—R.L. Alden, Job, 318
Glory to God for his wisdom shared with man, his ways far above our short-sighted actions, his revelation which shows us how to live and glorify him.
As in all Scripture, Pro 9 presents two ways, and two invitations, that of wisdom and that of folly. The invitations are personified. Both have a location, invitation, and meal, but the invitations lead to opposite results, life, v 6, and death, v 7. Continue reading
The urge to quit often comes shortly before the victory is gained.
This morning Hugh Fulford made his 54th weekly post to The Fellowship Room, “This and That” as he shares his wisdom of years with us.
Never read Proverbs 4.23 without having read Proverbs 4.13. The heart is not worth guarding if it has not been properly instructed. This is life.
Words that have one meaning for us did not always mean the same thing to the ancients. A good example of this is the term heart, when used in a figurative sense. Continue reading
Man thinks, and he often thinks his thoughts are superior to anyone else’s—even God’s. From the first, the temptation has been to displace the word of God and replace it with human logic. Continue reading