Wisdom - from sister, trader to a Mother!
Luke 7:35 -
But wisdom is justified of all her children.
I have seen that many of those who have become victims of Satan and fallen in his traps are those who lack wisdom. Many of them think that the Word is simple and for the lay man.
Since I do not like to get personal I avoid showing them in their own words how much of vanity exist. They contradict their own words and it is difficult to understand what they believe in.
King Solomon who was blessed in wisdom and understanding which exceeded all those during those time yet did the most foolish things of worshiping idols (false gods) because of his lust for women. It may surprise the gods Solomon fell for are the same which the Catholics, Prosperity Church and Islam fall for.
Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians ('Ishtar' of Assyria) - symbolizes 'prosperity' (idol of the Prosperity Church who pursue prosperity more than God or His Will)
Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites - symbolizes 'making man king' (giving God's position to man - like Holy Father. A person of God is called a Man of God pursuing holiness but never Holy Father)
Chemosh the abomination of Moab (means 'subduer' a god of stars / planets) - symbolizes 'people void of destiny' - both Catholics and Muslims fall in this category, both have no idea of what Heaven is and how one can reach there.
Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon (god of lust worshipped with orgies) - symbolizes lust - Muslims and to some extend Catholics are blinded by this god. They both expect earthly pleasures in Heaven. The Muslims believed the martyrs and the anointed ones will receive many young virgins and great banquets in Heaven. About the Catholics I am still confused about their confusion in what they expect Heaven to be they want mother of God and queen of Heaven, and what not in Heaven. I do not know where God (Father, Son and Spirit) stands in their picture of Heaven.
Although King Solomon was blessed in these gifts yet he was never called a Man of God for the Spirit was not with him like in the case of his father David.
Although Solomon in his old days was led by the Spirit of God to compose (they were physically written by someone else) the books which are now a part of the Bible and even make the Temple, yet he was never filled with the Spirit of God. When one really understands the Word then one will know the part Solomon played in the Bible.
We need to realize we are better off than Solomon because, we through our faith in Jesus Christ have received the Spirit of Truth (which also translates as Wisdom). We are now adopted by the Holy Spirit, Who is now both our Father and Mother because Jesus made us His brother and sisters.
One of the references used for God 'Al-Shadai' which is translated as 'Almighty God' in ancient Hebrew literally means 'Strong Breasted One'. God is both our eternal Father and Mother.
It is only when we are baptized in the Holy Spirit and become children of the Holy Spirit that we start to understand the Word of God.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord we thank You for your sacrifice. By washing away our ancestral sins and our past sins, You make available the Spirit of God for us. Holy Spirit help your people surrender to You, so that You can open our minds and make us understand the Word - the Instructions to our Salvation...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 Kings 4:29-31
29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
1 Samuel 16:13
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
1 Kings 11:3-8
3 And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart.
4 For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as was the heart of David his father.
5 For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
6 And Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and went not fully after Jehovah, as did David his father.
7 Then did Solomon build a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, in the mount that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech the abomination of the children of Ammon.
8 And so did he for all his foreign wives, who burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.
20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
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