Bible Reading

This week’s my choice bible reading:-

 

Ecclesiastes C 10 vs 1-15.

Dead flies can make a whole bottle of perfume stink, and a little stupidity can cancel out the greatest wisdom. It is natural for a wise man to do the right thing and for a fool to do the wrong thing. His stupidity will be evident even to strangers he meets along the way; he lets everyone know he is a fool. If your ruler becomes angry with you, do not hand in your resignation; serious wrongs may be pardoned if you keep calm.

Here is an injustice I have seen in the world-an injustice caused by rulers. Stupid people are given positions of authority while rich men are ignored. I have seen slaves on horseback while noblemen go on foot like slaves.If you dig a pit, you fall in it; if you break through a wall, a snake bites you. If you work in a stone quarry, you get hurt by stones. If you split wood, you get hurt by doing it. If your axe is blunt and you don’t sharpen it, you have to work harder to use it. It is more sensible to plan ahead.

Knowing how to charm a snake is of no use if you let the snake bite first. What a wise man says brings him honour, but a fool is destroyed by his own words. He starts out with silly talk and ends up with pure madness. A fool talks on and on. No one knows what is going to happen next, and no one can tell us what will happen when after we die. Only someone too stupid to find his way home would wear himself out with work.