Phil sees customer councils everywhere he looks and Frank sees heaven and hell. We all read into the bible what we need, right? Very interesting. $275 an hour, please.

I was thinking about what phil said about Proverbs mentioning the help of advisors. There’s a lot of advice to go around in this book. Don’t lie, deceive, cheat, steal; be humble, charitable, listen carefully.

Proverbs’ central theme is clear: wisdom begins and ends with fear of and submission to god’s will (“A king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will.” 21.1)

But didn’t Job show us it’s impossible to understand god’s will?

Little is said in Proverbs about the necessary role of experience in gaining wisdom. Isn’t that where we learn how to read context, feel our way through situations to what’s right?

I like this fragment: “To show partiality is not good—-yet for a piece of bread a person may do wrong.” (28.21)

(btw, Does anyone else feel like Proverbs must have been written for use in teaching children?)


28. January 2008 by Arrian
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