Sunday, July 20, 2014

1 Kings 3-4

(July 20, 2014)

                I don’t know that we give proper credit to the wisdom of Solomon because we have already internalized so many things that he came up with.  For example, his act in threatening to ‘split the baby’ seems like such common sense to us in these days (we even have a term for it – splitting the baby), that we have trouble imagining why it would be such an impressive thing that it would be included in the scriptures.  But it is only common to us because for around 3,000 years we have been beneficiaries of that wisdom (and the wisdom of the Proverbs) – slowly filtering into our collective understanding of the world.

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