9.22.2015

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom"






This blog post pertains to "truth" and whether there is absolute truth. The above photos are of McMicken Hall at the University of Cincinnati. I graduated from U.C. in 1971 and while I was there became a believer in Christ as Messiah, Lord and Savior (1969)

McMicken was the business school main building while I was there. The topmost photo is from 1906 and the others more modern.  The Medici lions guard the main entrance. Above the main portico is a quote from Proverbs 4:7. Below in broader context:
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. 5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. 9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. 10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. 11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
While I was there what the front of McMicken was basically the back. I rarely entered McMicken past Mic and Mack (the lions) and under the "wisdom" saying.

The quote is interesting from a historical perspective ... that 100 years ago the U.C. "Fathers" had a high view of the God of the Old Testament as a source of wisdom.

1 comment:

  1. Matthew 17
    [15] Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
    [16] And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
    [17] Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
    [18] And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.

    Revelation 17
    [15] And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
    [16] And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.


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