“So then, you kings, you rulers the world over, listen to what I say, and learn from it. You govern many lands and are proud that so many people are under your rule, but this authority has been given to you by the Lord Most High. He will examine what you have done and what […]Read More Wisdom’s Corner No. 28: The Responsibility of Rulers
“Death! The very thought of it is bitter to someone who is prosperous, living peacefully with his possessions, free of worries, and still able to enjoy his food. Death! Its sentence is welcome to someone living in poverty, with failing health, very old, burdened with worries, blind, and with without hope. Do not be afraid […]Read More Wisdom’s Corner No. 27: Death!
“Every person has been given a great deal of work to do. A heavy burden lies on all of us from the day of our birth until the day we go back to the earth, the mother of us all. We are confused and fearful, dreading the day of our death–all of us from the […]Read More Wisdom’s Corner No. 26: The Misery of Human Life
“Wisdom is a spirit that is friendly to people, but she will not forgive anyone who speaks against God, for God knows our feelings and thoughts, and hears our every word. Since the Lord’s spirit fills the entire world, and holds everything in it together, she knows every word that people say. No one who […]Read More Wisdom’s Corner No. 25: God is Aware of What We Say
“But the most miserable people of all are those who rest their hopes on lifeless things, who worship things that have been made by human hands – images of animals artistically made from gold and silver, or some useless stone carved by someone years ago. A skilled woodworker may have saw down some suitable tree, […]Read More Wisdom’s Corner No. 24: The Foolishness of Idolatry
“Although he will not let his daughter know it, a father will lie awake at night worrying about her. If she is young, he worries that she might not get married. If she is already married, he worries about her happiness. If she is a virgin, he worries that she might be seduced and become […]Read More Wisdom’s Corner No. 23: Fathers and Daughters
“Don’t deliberately torture yourself by giving in to depression. Happiness make for a long life and makes it worth living. Enjoy yourself and be happy; don’t worry all the time. Worry never did anybody any good, and it has destroyed many people. It will make you old before your time. Jealousy and anger will shorten […]Read More Wisdom’s Corner No. 22: “Cheerfulness and Sadness