before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain, in the day when keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men are bent, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those who look through the windows are dimmed, and the doors on the street are shut-when the sound of the grinding is low, and one rises up at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low-they are afraid also of what is high, and terrors are in the way, the almond tree blossoms, the grasshopper drags itself along, and desire fails, because man is going to hos eternal home, and the mourners go about the streets-before the silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, and the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.
Spitting in the Wind &
Pennies in a Jar
I have been giving much thought about my own status of godly wisdom as I have studied the book of Proverbs. God has been hammering me (in a good way) on my own lack of wisdom in the life that I lead. Usually, my lack of wisdom has little to do with not knowing what wisdom is or which is the right decision. It has more to do with... >more