Stupidity or Folly captivates, beggars, burns, and kills whoever comes within its arena. Just the application to adultery itself gives you sufficient information. The world paints adultery in wonderful, romantic colours. It does not show you this picture!
“… Keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.”
Solomon knows well the results of rejecting God’s commands and teaching.
He was a man with many wives, hundreds upon hundreds.
What kind of insight might he have gleaned from this?
Make wisdom your friend! An intimate close friend – To protect you!
Folly is loud and brash, enticing and full of promise.
But only emptiness can be found down the broad road.
Wisdom is different. Wisdom is a narrow road, at times hard and with suffering.
But the end of wisdom is a fulfilled promise like no other.
In 1 John chapter 2 we read, of Jesus (God in the person of the Son),
“And this is the promise that he made to us – eternal life.”
In John’s gospel chapter 10 we read Jesus saying,
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”
We see here that the pattern of wisdom is to follow Jesus. We are His sheep, He is our Good Shepherd.
And so when is this promise to be fulfilled?
In Matthew chapter 25 we read,
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne.”
So this is a time in the future, when Jesus will return.
Our King will return. And on that day we will enter in His presence, given this promised gift – Eternal life, and life to the full!
* God Almighty,
You have set a day, please mark us as a people ready.
You have set a day, and we do not know it, but You call us to be ready.
Lord God, please help us to seek after wisdom, to bind wisdom to our eyes and write wisdom on our hearts.
Please Lord, please write Your word on our hearts today.