Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Snippets from Solomon

In my daily Bible reading, I am currently in Ecclesiastes. I came across a few of interesting verses yesterday. See what you think.

Ecclesiastes 10: 2 "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." I bet you didn't know Rush Limbaugh wrote Ecclesiastes.

Ecclesiastes 7: 28 "I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all." I wouldn't touch this one with a 10-foot pole! What in the world does it mean? I think Solomon had some real issues when it came to women. But I would hate to answer to my 700 wives after writing something like this!

Ecclesiastes 7: 10 "Do not say, 'Why were the old days better than these?' For it is not wise to ask such questions." I've seen so many people who get stuck in the past. "If only we could return to the 50s. That's when everything was great." There would be a few million people of color who would disagree, as well as a multitude of women who felt trapped in repressive marriages.

Ecclesiastes 7: 1 "A good name is better than fine perfume." Beverly and I so wanted to instill this one in our kids, and they have made us proud. I wonder how many times they heard us say, "Remember whose you are."

4 comments:

jenny biz said...

That quote still haunts me to this day :), "Remember whose you are." I can't wait to use that one on Malaya.

Amy C said...

I love your thoughts. Aren't you glad you don't have 700 wives. You picked right the first time!

randy said...

I think we're supposed to be lookiing forward to a better day not yearning for a time that was never as we remember it. Nonetheless, it's hard.

Rick Ross said...

Amy,

Thank you so much for your comment! Boy, do I ever know what a jewel I have!