Monday, October 8, 2012

Feeding the Soul - DAY 8

 With A-Proverb-A-Day

The Excellence of Wisdom

DOES not Wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice?

02  She takes her stand on the top of the high hill,  Beside the way, where the paths meet,

03  She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city,  At the entrance of the doors:

04  "To u, O men, I call,  And My Voice is 2 the sons of men,

05  O u simple ones, understand prudence,  And u fools, be of an understanding heart,

06  Listen, for I will speak of excellent things,  And from the opening of my lips will come right things;

07 For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination 2 my lips,.

08 All the words of my mouth are with righteousness;  Nothing crooked or perverse is in them,

09 My words are plain and clear to anyone with half a mind--if it is only open!

10 My Instruction is far more valuable than silver or gold.

11 For the value of Wisdom is far above rubies; nothing can compare with it.

12 Wisdom and good judgment live together, for wisdom knows where 2 discover knowledge and understanding.

13 If anyone respects and fears God , he will hate evil. For Wisdom hates pride and arrogance, corruption and deceit of every kind.

14  I, Wisdom, give good advice and common sense.  Bcoz of my strength, kings reign in power.

15 I show the judges who is right and who is wrong.

16 Rulers rule well with my help.

17 I love all who love me.  Those who search 4 me shall surely find me.

18 Unending Riches, Honor, Justice and Righteousness are mine 2 distribute.

19 My gifts are better than the purest gold or sterling silver!

20 My paths are those of justice and right.

21 Those who love and follow me are indeed Wealthy , I fill their treasuries.

22 The LORD formed me in the beginning, b4 He created anything else.

23  From ages past, I Am. I existed b4 the Earth began.

24 I lived b4 the Oceans were created, b4 the Springs bubbled forth their waters unto the Earth;

25 b4 the Mountains and the Hills were made.

26 Yes, I was born b4 God made the Earth and Fields, high plateaus.

27 I was there when He established the Heaven(s) and formed the great Springs in the depths of the Oceans.

28 I was there when He set the limits of the Seas and gave them His Instructions not 2 spread beyond their boundaries.

29 I was there when He made the Blueprint 4 the Earth and Oceans.

30 I was always at His side like a little child.  I was His constant delight, laughing and playing in His Presence.

31 And how happy I was with what He created--His wide World and all His Family of mankind!

32 And so, young men, Listen 2 Me, 4 how happy are all who follow my Instructions.

33 Listen 2 My counsel--oh, dont refuse it--and be wise.

34 Happy is the man who is so anxious 2b with Me that he watches 4 Me DAILY at My gates, or waits 4 Me outside My Home!

35 For whoever finds Me finds LIFE and wins APPROVAL from the LORD.

36 But the one who misses Me has injured himself irreparably.  Those who  refuse Me show that they love DEATH."

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