Tuesday, July 19, 2016

King Solomon, Love, Wisdom, Courage? Post 1

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Is this motto out of balance?
After reading listening to current news and commentators this past week in disgust about all the reported murders taking place in the USA and around the world, the above question intrigued me.
King Solomon

David’s Final Instructions to Solomon

 As the time of King David’s death approached, he gave this charge to his son Solomon:
“I am going where everyone on earth must someday go. Take courage and be a man. Observe the requirements of the Lord your God, and follow all his ways. Keep the decrees, commands, regulations, and laws written in the Law of Moses so that you will be successful in all you do and wherever you go. (Kings 2,3)
Motto .
What the world needs now in addition to love is wisdom.
Two bloggers commented after reading this motto.
“And a wee bit of courage.”   
“Plus a bit of courage. Mijke  
Another blogger commented in a blog titled, LOVE: IS IT OUR CHIEF IDOL OR OUR MOST PRIZED VIRTUE?    
“As noted before, most virtues are an imperfect balance between two vices (such as courage being a balance between running headlong into danger and cowardly running away).”
In My Next Post
I will explore these blog comments in relation to balance of the motto, verses, the third comment that ‘‘most virtues are an imperfect balance……”
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Sources
What the World Needs Now in Addition to Love is Wisdom HERE
LOVE: IS IT OUR CHIEF IDOL OR OUR MOST PRIZED VIRTUE? — PART 2   HERE