‘For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.’ (Ecclesiastes 1:18 ASV)
There are several accounts of king Solomon’s relationship with Queen of Sheba though the bible only noted their meeting. One account stated that both of them had sexual relationship. As for the latter, personally I am in doubt about this.
These two had two things in common; they were powerful and wise. They had their peculiarities. With all their wisdom, especially that of King Solomon, he ended up realising his limits.
One thing about Life is that the more a man knows, the more he would love to know. A man wants to know more. He is never satisfied with his level of knowledge. A man wants to be perfect. He desires to be the best, to be above all and all. A man wants to be in charge of everything. He wants to rule the world! He wants to control and does not want to be controlled in return.
If you look at the society, what you will notice is the speed at which individuals are battling against one another all in the bid to win the others over. Giant companies are competing and cheating, and pirating and copying one another in the struggle for power. Politicians are attacking themselves through destructive means.
And the question that will pop into your mind is, WHY?
You should not be surprise because by nature, human being is never contented with single achievement. It is not his fault. It is his nature.
However there is a price attached to every achievement. Nothing in this life is free except Salvation. To get to the top, a man must work hard until he bleeds. To remain slim, a woman must exercise and eat with detailed care. To be a medical doctor, a man must first study medicine. To be a good policeman, a man must go for training. To be a good businessman, a man must learn to master how he handle his money and work tirelessly.
The problem is, a day will come when there will be a final FULL-STOP. This is the day when a man dies. That day he will not carry all his wealth with him to his grave. He will not have his Phd degree in his pocket when he meet God because there is not job requirement in heaven. He will not have his wife lying with him inside his coffin telling him to throw away that packet of cigarette in his hand.
King Solomon understood this predicament of a man when he wrote, ‘I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.’ (Ecclesiastes 1:14 ASV)
Therefore, I’m here to remind you not to forget your salvation no matter what you do. Put God first before any other things. Do not honour another man in the place God. When it is finished for you, it means it is finished for you. Remember your life is like chapters in a book; as you have a beginning, so also you have an end. Death is inevitable and the earlier you accept this, the better for you.
So live your life doing good. Eat well. Sleep well. Worship God non-stop. Preach Christ in all your endeavour, live in harmony with people, do not be lazy, be contented with what you have and work hard if you must BUT don’t get involved in crooked actions.
Above all, never stop praising God every second of your life. He deserves it!
“To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 25
There are gods and there are gods but all of them are just gods. They lack everything, from knowledge to understanding. They are gods without any emotions, without any feelings. They are gods who will not shed any tears when you are in tears. They are gods who can do nothing to help you out in your time of distress.
Everyone tries to get help where they believe that can. And most times, people tend to have forgotten God in their pursuits. They have rejected the true wisdom. Out of desperation, they abandon the right path.
The end result is that these people discovered either too late or right on time that these gods are absolutely false.
The Good News is there is only one Wise God! He alone deserves all adoration and honours. He has the wisdom you need to get out of your problems. He can direct your path without asking you to pay a fee for that. He is willing to help you in whatever you want.
I implore you today to choose the only wise God. Believe me, your life is best with Him.
“Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”? It has already been, in the ages before us.” Ecclesiastes 1:10
I keep repeating this and I still will. That is, life is a circle! It comes here and goes round and round and round, non-stop.
This means that life gives us each day an idea for something. Then it goes on to give another person another one. The truth is, whatever life gives you, and you must make use of it.
Idea is a wind. Life gives it to you, and it comes to you through your thoughts. You need to grab it immediately and make positive use of it, because if you don’t, it will blow away and life will take it immediately.
Once it’s gone, life will take it to someone else. If that person too does not take it, life will take it and go give another person until someone who will use it finally accepts it.
A friend of called this idea — a spirit.
She is right somehow because if you notice, an idea will pop up in your head to invent something. Instead of you to jot it down immediately, you will decide to do that later. Maybe the idea comes to you at night. By the next morning, you won’t or may not remember the idea anymore.
Then few months later, you will hear or see someone you never know or perhaps you knew, now inventing something from the same idea. Then you will start wondering how come this idea you once had leaked to this person.
This is why idea is a spirit and I quite agree with my friend on this.
For this reason, you must note that nothing is new under this earth or heaven. Everything you see or hear or being invented has all been in existences before the ages and they will forever be like that.
This is why you must cut out your own share of life and make the best of it. You have the spirit of God living inside of you. He gives you wisdom to be productive and live.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t let any idea runs away from you!
“Your commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is always with me.” Psalm 119:98
Christianity is not complete without the instruction of God. For you to live a complete life of a true believer, you need and you must follow the word of God. You must do it with all your heart and your entire soul.
There is no how you can fight the battles in this world and succeed without the word of God. He gives you His commandments so that you can conquer all your enemies.
For instance, God says you must love everyone. If you know you have an enemy and this person has shown himself or herself to you. By loving the person irrespective of whatever this person is doing to you, is capable of making the person regrets his or her actions and later on comes to you for forgiveness.
Love is God and God is love. Love is part of His commandment.
In the midst of a conflict, if you choose to be quiet instead of shouting at the same time with that person, then you are wiser. God’s word does not authorise you as Christian to fight with anyone. It does not permit you to create enmity with anyone.
This is why you need to embrace God’s commandment with your entire life so that you can be wiser than those who hate you. Make it your habit to live daily on the commandment of God. His laws are not too difficult. Rather, they are for your own salvation, to protect you, to guide you and make your life an eternal blessing.
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
It is easy to condemn other people than for us to condemn ourselves. We talk pleasure in that as if we are created to condemn. Then the bad part of it is that we feel so terrible when other people condemn us in return.
We need to ask ourselves, why do we fee bad when people condemn us? And why do we feel elated when we personally are condemning others?
We live in the world of mystery. You may keep looking at the world with your physical understanding but the truth is, there is more to this world than you see.
Our lives are interwoven by our actions, our speech and our ways of lives. When we do something to people; our actions produce back to us what we gave out to these people.
If you do well to others, or you speak well of them, or you bless them in one way or the others, of course, you too will harvest that which you have done to them.
But in the other way round, if you treat people badly or you insult them, do not think that you will escape being insulted by someone else.
Like I told you, this world is mystery and you must be wise to understand the rudiments of it. And because of this, life is 50-50. This means that whatever you do to others will be done to you too in return.
This is the reason why you must be very careful with your relationship with people.
- Be ready to treat people with love, care and affection.
- Smile at all times.
- Speak with kindness to people.
- Be genuinely interested in people even those you work with.
- Be honest. There is nothing that repulses a man faster than packs of lies.
- Live your life as if tomorrow will never comes.
“To the only wise God our saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion, and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 25
I say to God be the Glory! He made us in His image, all handsome and beautiful! Who else deserves all honours?
Yes! He is the only wise God! No other god can be like Him. He is not just a wise God, but He is equally our saviour! Aren’t you glad to have the Lord of Lords and the Kings of all kings in your life?
There is absolutely nothing else for you to do than to praise Him now. Do not wait until you find a quiet corner to do that. Praise Him in your heart, in your speech, in your songs, and hymn. Let the entire world know Him through you.
Unto God be all glory, majesty, and dominion, and power both now and forever more. Amen.
“The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.” Proverbs 18:15 (KJV)
Life becomes easier, peaceful and lovely when you know why you are here on earth and you are able to maximise the potential of God’s gift upon your life. And the only way you can fully say to yourself that you have been able to fulfil many of your goals, your destiny and desires is for you to have knowledge.
Trust me, you can’t create a better world for you without the knowledge of God in your life. This is what will help you to change, remake, and develop the real you. And also for you to get this divine knowledge, then you have to have wisdom.
The two work hand-in-hand and there is no way you can separate them. Being judicious about life, the things that surround you, events that occur each and very hour of the day is very vital for your Christian living.
Do not just push aside the thought of acquiring knowledge. Rather work on it, be wise, and seek to be prudent so that you can be endowed with divine knowledge of God.
You cannot compare or tend to accept that diplomacy and wisdom are the same. I suggest you leave ‘diplomacy’ for the Politicians.