HOW FAR HAVE WE WANDERED?
A man who wanders from the way of understanding (godly wisdom) Will remain in the assembly of the dead.
¶ The man that wanders out of the way of wisdom shall end up in the congregation of the dead.
In modern parlance, in today’s use of words, in the mouths of those who hug the limelight and are admired – increasingly the language expressing the above – is foreign.
In fact laughs all round would be the response to the above words from the foolishness that parades itself as the alternative wisdom.
Immediately the above is dismissed out of hand as being in the same category as old fashioned victorian journals of an ‘uncool’ period of bygone ages – after all now we have the wisdom of rap music (sic).
Now we have those in positions of leadership or authority tearing strips of each other – shouting each other down. It’s a case of who can be the loudest, and most aggressive, or who can score the most points of ridicule against their opponent.
Who can slur the character of the other to the greatest degree affirmed by the cheering multitudes – ‘another score for us!’
A society that has wandered away from the way of understanding whether expressed in Old King James language or not.
The depletion of Godly wisdom in the lives of men and women relegated as part of a bygone irrelevant age.
As decency and value is replaced with brashness and oneupmanship – in the midst of it all the Still small voice still speaks.
But few are they that find.
1 Kings 19:11-13King James Version (KJV)
11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake:
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a STILL SMALL VOICE.
13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?