Wisdom's call...

1 Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? 2 On the heights along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; 3 beside the gates leading into the city, at the entrances, she cries aloud: 4 "To you, O men, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. 5 You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, gain understanding. 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. 7 My mouth speaks what is true, for my lips detest wickedness. 8 All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse.9 To the discerning all of them are right; they are faultless to those who have knowledge. 10Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence; I possess knowledge and discretion. 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine; I have understanding and power. 15 By me kings reign and rulers make laws that are just;16 by me princes govern, and all nobles who rule on earth. 17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. 18 With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity. 19My fruit is better than fine gold; what I yield surpasses choice silver. 20 I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice, 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full. 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works, before his deeds of old; 23 I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began. 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth, when there were no springs abounding with water; 25 before the mountains were settled in place, before the hills, I was given birth, 26 before he made the earth or its fields or any of the dust of the world.27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep, 28 when he established the clouds above and fixed securely the fountains of the deep, 29 when he gave the sea its boundary so the waters would not overstep his command, and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.30 Then I was the craftsman at his side. I was filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in his presence, 31 rejoicing in his whole world and delighting in mankind. 32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not ignore it. 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway. 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the LORD. 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death."

This passage is dedicated to all the Non believers out there, each and every one of you. From my God, my saviour, the rock of ages, Jesus Christ himself, God Bless :)
CosmicBob 2014/08/15 12:58:40 PM
Carl Sagan viewing the speck of dust that is Earth in a picture taken by Cassini/Voyager spacecraft from Saturn: "Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds." (contd.)
Siebert Mazus 2014/08/15 01:16:01 PM
Why only the non-believers? Why not to all those other believers who believe in others Gods than you do?
Siebert Mazus 2014/08/15 01:25:29 PM
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. All from Confucius.
Franco 2014/08/15 02:02:08 PM
I'm not a non-believer so I don't count. You see, I believe in love, art, science, poetry, music, morality, justice, charity, exercise .... and much much more, so .... pass.
SterLINK_Archer 2014/08/15 02:29:12 PM
You haven't defended any of the idiocy you wrote in your last article and now all you do is post bible verses ironically about wisdom? Did you run out of things to say so all you could do was plagiarize a very tired old book? Try harder Kaliblanche
Franco 2014/08/15 05:01:45 PM
Kali, you seem to think that we are not believers because we have not read the bible. I have. For 40 years I read it, studied it in catechism classes and opened my heart to the holy spirit. So posting from the bible will not help. In fact all it does is reaffirm why we became atheists in the first place. Think of how you would react if a muslim tried to convince you in this way - you would dismiss them, right? What you need to do to get through to me is try a different strategy. And in my case, evidence would change my mind instantly. Not evidence against evolution or the big bang ... cause that would disprove those theories, not prove god. So,.... any morsel of evidence will do .... I'll be waiting.