What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
King Solomon, Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
In 1956, Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers sang a lamenting hit song with two questions about fools and love. How would King Solomon answer Frankie’s questions?
I surmise if King Solomon was alive today, this is what he might advise Frankie based on his writings.
“Frankie, first you need to understand what the word fool means. I have written numerous proverbs to help you understand many various meanings about folly by comparing the word fool to its antonym, wisdom.”
“The best place to learn how to understand the true meanings of both love and wisdom is in the Bible. The best places to hear explanations of the Bible are Church sermons and Bible classes. However, in order to understand, you will have to pay attention instead of daydreaming.about fools and love being just a crazy game.”
“Next, I will explain the answer to your second question, ‘why do birds sing so gay?’ I spent a lot of time to study birds and insects. The answer is birds can sing at any time of day, but during the dawn chorus their songs are often louder, livelier, and more frequent. It’s mostly made up of male birds, attempting to attract mates and warn other males away from their territories.”
“In other words, the reason birds sing so gay is because they are happy when they go about using their God given instincts to search for a mate. God gave you a human mind to use to learn Divine Wisdom in order to help you find happiness as well as a mate to share a holy life with.”
“So Frankie, to help you better understand the various meanings of the word fools, I referenced two sources below. One lists various explanations of the meanings of how I used the word fool in comparison to wisdom. The other are explanations of some exotic bird and insect mating dances.”
“Frankie, as I just explained, the best way to find answers is to study the Bible to understand the true meanings of wisdom and love. Stop singing out your lamenting questions all over the earth because you risk obtaining foolish, rather than wise truthful answers.”
“Begin setting your sights on wisdom by reading this proverb and an explanation of its meaning.”
Wisdom is in the presence of the one who has understanding, But the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. (17:24)
A perceptive man keeps Wisdom in sight, while the eyes of the fool are on the ends of the earth. As a student who is hearing nothing of what his teacher says might let his eyes rove to every corner of the classroom, so the fool who is inattentive to the instruction of Wisdom is said to have his eyes on the ends of the earth. The goal of the man of understanding is wisdom, the fool supposes wisdom is only to be found at the ends of the earth, but the perceptive man knows that it is at its door. (Proverbs McKane)
“In other words Frankie, if you study the Bible, I predict in time you will no longer have to admit being a fool. All the answers you seek are knocking at your door in the Bible.”