Flowers from the orchard of the Book of wisdom

Flowers from the orchard of the Book of wisdom

+ ” For dishonest reasoning separates people from God, And when His power examines someone, It convicts the undiscerning; For wisdom will not enter the soul that plots evil, Nor will it dwell in a body involved in sin. For a Holy Spirit of disciples flees from deceit And sends away undiscerning reasoning; It will put wrongdoing to shame when it comes near. For wisdom is a spirit that loves mankind but she will punish a blasphemer because of his words. For God is the witness of his thoughts, the true examiner of his heart, and the hearer of his tongue ” ( WSol 1:3-6).

+ ” The spirit of the Lord fills the world, and He who holds all things together knows what is said. Therefore no one who speaks unrighteous things will escape notice, nor will justice, when it cross-examines, pass him by” ( WSol 1:7-8).

+ ” For the zealous ears hears all things, and the noise of murmuring is not hidden. Therefore keep yourself from useless murmuring and refrain your tongue from evil speech; for no secret word will go unpunished, and a lying mouth will destroy one’s soul” ( WSol 1:10-11).

+ ” God created man for immortality and made him an image of His own eternity. But death entered the world by the envy of the devil, and those of his portion tempt it” ( WSol 2:23-24).

+ ” For envy arising from lack of judgment obscures what is good, and a whirling of desire undermines an innocent heart” ( WSol 4:12).

+ ” But the righteous live forever, and their reward is with the Lord; and their care is by the Most High. Therefore they shall receive a kindly dwelling of dignity, and a crown of beauty from the hand of the Lord, because He will shelter them with His right hand and protect them with His arm. He will take His zeal as His full armor weapons against His enemies” ( WSol 5:15-17).

+ ” O God of our fathers and the Lord of mercy, who made all things by your Word, and in Your wisdom built a man, that by You he might be the master of what is created,and manage the world in holiness and righteousness, and pass judgment with uprightness of soul: Give me the wisdom that sits by Your throne. And do not reject me from among Your servants; because I am your servant and the son of your maidservant, a weak man and lasting but a short time, and inferior in the understanding of judgment and laws. For though one is perfect among the sons of me yet if Your wisdom is absent from him, he will be regarded as nothing.. Send her forth from Your holy heavens, and send her from Your glorious throne, that she might be present with me and labor and that I might know what is wellpleasing to You. For she knows and understands all things, and she will guide me wisely in my actions and guard me with her glory” ( WSol 1-6,10,11).


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November 8, 2016

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