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Wisdom and Instruction

Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out  …from a different perspective

                                                          by Elinor Montgomery

November 16, 2012

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan (Proverbs 29:2).

The king establishes the land by justice, but he who receives bribes overthrows it (Proverbs 29:4).

If a ruler pays attention to lies, all his servants become wicked (Proverbs 29:12).

The king who judges the poor with truth, his throne will be established forever (Proverbs 29:14).

Many seek the ruler’s favor, but justice for man comes from the Lord (Proverbs 29:26).

God has a message for us in Proverbs, for which the key word is wisdom. It provides us with the ability to skillfully weave our way through an ungodly world, to live a godly life, both as an individual and collectively as a nation.

Proverbs provides the detailed instructions for God’s people to deal successfully with the practical affairs of everyday life. It gives the common-sense and divine perspective necessary for handling issues, as they present themselves, on a national level for rulers to deal with. A ruler has two choices; he/she can respond from either a divine perspective in truth or from a satanic perspective based on a lie.

Wisdom became incarnate in Jesus Christ, who was the Word of truth made flesh. Therein lie the treasures to be gleaned in the field of this world – the hidden treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Many of the Proverbs were written by Solomon, the son of King David, who sat on his father’s throne, the same throne, which Jesus would make His inheritance.

The two purposes for the book of Proverbs are to gain wisdom and to receive the instruction necessary for becoming wise. One is the coming to understanding through the marvelous instruction of Lady Wisdom, who is just in offering the same justice for all. The other is carried out by he/she who heeds her words and applies good judgment in making one’s choices. The instruction must be in truth, for there is no justice where the lie is the foundation for it. All people are equal before the court of justice.

Wisdom cries out at every corner to the fools and simpletons, the corrupt rulers and the late-night show hosts, the liars and mockers wherever they are to be found; but will they listen? “How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? For scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge (Proverbs 1:22).” If only they could hear the reproof of God! If only they could read the signs of the times, for they certainly are all caught up in the signs of the weather and the enormous lie of global warming. Take heed of where this con job of deception comes from; are they not the brotherhood of liars – Gore, Clinton and Obama?

Have the Americans, supposedly God’s people, not preferred to accept the lies and serve a ‘mother nature’ in whom they choose to believe, but will not serve a God whom they refuse to believe? He has called, but they would not listen. He gave them His Word and made it known to them by pouring out His Spirit on their nation, but they, instead, chose to be ‘No-God-ers’, and listen to a fool who thinks his voice is that of a messiah spewing out lie upon lie to his adoring followers.

Well, listen carefully, you who reject the wisdom and instruction of the Lord! Listen, very carefully, to the mouth of wisdom and truth.

“Because I have called and you refused, I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded, because you disdained all my counsel, and would have none of my reproof, I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, when your terror comes like a storm, and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.

Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, they would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies. For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil (Proverbs 1:24-33).”

Are we not seeing the dreadful outcome in America of choosing perverse leadership, which is an abomination to the Lord? Where is the wisdom of the people of God that they would do such a thing and not honor Him with their vote? In the weeks immediately before the election the lies of the ruler were disguised by ‘double-speak’ in a presidential cover-up, infinitely more serious than that of Watergate; for four good men, in the line of duty for country, were left dead. After the election, the blame game began to take shape, with the ‘stoolies’ being set up like ducks before a firing squad. Still, double-talk covered over the truth.

The mockers reveled in their show of strength for the President, and they intensified their mocking to add coals to the fire. And they stoked the very flames that will come back, one day, to burn them. “I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your terror comes, when your terror comes like a storm, and your destruction comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you (Proverbs 1:26-27).”

Mr. President, you think you have won the battle for now, but you haven’t even begun. When the Titanic of the coming World Order without God, to which you are rushing America headlong, begins to sink, you will be among the helpless staff under your satanic captain who will steer you directly toward the disaster, just waiting to happen. All of this will take place while you listen and dance to the music of the night, which will be played as hymns to our God, as you sink to your watery grave.

At the same time, you shall look out at your last hope as the lifeboats row away to avoid the pull and suction of the sinking. And you, the mockers on this boat with him, will you still be laughing and mocking those who row away to safety, or will your wicked tongues of blasphemy be crying out for a mercy you do not deserve and will not receive? You will wish with all your hearts that you had sought wisdom and instruction, while you had the time to learn about what does and does not matter in life.

My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.

For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path (Proverbs 2:1-9).

We have seen Hurricane Katrina and Frankenstorm Sandy; still, we have chosen a wicked man to rule, and have not turned back to God or have we gained any wisdom from lessons, hard learned. Brace yourself for the big storm when the markets fall and much of that of this world, in which you trusted, shall be lost!

Wisdom became incarnate in Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge (see Colossians 2:3). He became for us wisdom from God as the way, the truth and the life. Is there any wisdom in choosing lies incarnate to rule when they lead to the broad road of destruction and to death?