I read recently an observation by someone that was used as a springboard for a laugh fest and it is this:
There is no wisdom in the bible
In the words of the always vocal and loud mouthed colorful John McInroe: ‘You cannot be serious!’ Truth be told, they are serious, and it makes you wonder if there are a few missing donuts in the box.
‘No wisdom in the bible.’ Hmmm. Even the most professional of fools would never admit to this, after having read: ‘a wise son maketh a glad father,’ or ‘in the multitude of counsellors there is safety,’ or ‘a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.’
No wisdom in the bible? Make that a double hmmm bartender. When King Solomon said ‘cut the baby in half,’ to prove the real mother, was this not a word fitly spoken, and was not this proof of the wisdom in the bible? Of course it was, and it is to this day unequalled in literary excellence, historical and geographical truth, inspiration regarding science, law, architecture, astronomy, botany, philosophy, marriage, child-rearing, humor, metallurgy, carpentry, arithmetic, biology, and cough cough, truth, but noooo, no wisdom in the bible.
I would suggest to say such a thing is almost proof of no brain waves, but that would be cruel. The bible is THE monarch of books, speaking words to the heart, mind, conscience, and soul of men. It does not flatter. It reveals the very best and worst of humanity, and reveals God as absolutely perfect, just, and above all, holy.
It is apt in every age, and changes not like the the tides of opinions by ‘modern society.’ Men marry women according to the scriptures, even though ‘new age’ sez a man can marry his horse. Go ahead and love your horse, just leave the word ‘marriage’ alone.
Christ silencing the antagonistic Pharisees with a mere word. Christ staying away from Lazarus at the expense of people thinking He was uncaring. Christ stilling the raging seas. Christ telling Peter of his fast approaching denial. Christ before Pilate was mute, but no wisdom found there……? uh huh, sure.
So you don’t think the bible is full of wisdom eh? May I suggest a fresh reading without a pre disposition of bias, and like all books, try reading it with comprehension, patience, and this thing called context, from Genesis to Revelation. Maybe even ask Him for help and directions out of the fog.
From very good, to very good, with lots of proof of the miscreancy of men in between. And oh yeah, God is the wisest of all, and knows perfectly what your reaction to this post is.