Wisdom – 12:1-2
For your immortal spirit is in all things.

Therefore you correct little by little those who trespass,
and you remind and warn them of the things through which they sin,
so that they may be freed from wickedness and put their trust in you, O Lord.

Matthew 5:1 – 12 The Beatitudes

 5 When Jesus[a] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely[b] on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Three thousand years ago the Father of wise decision-making wrote these words in what has become known as “The Book of Wisdom”.  First, the passage above describes how his God, Yahweh, created all things to His satisfaction. Second, when it came to humanity, which He created as the superior animal, allowed for the flaws of our free will. Three, even when His creations become misguided, as He knew they would, He patiently loves them without limits.  

Solomon was the first teacher of wisdom; defining it as the selfless application of true knowledge toward the solution to a problem.  This passage as a judge dating 965BC clearly states that he encountered people whom struggled to break the habits of repeated problems.  Even back then, people made poor choices plagued by bad habits.  Being a faithful King of the Jewish people, he also envisioned a patient God wanting the people to beat the pull of their dangerous ways and to choose righteous decisions. 

A little over a thousand years later one of his heirs would speak the above words which would become “The Beatitudes”.   Separated by a millennium both of these men would be immortalized by a common theme; they were focused on the power of truth.  The first would be forever known as the wisest man that ever lived and the other would be christened as the Way, the Truth and the Life. 

King Solomon, the author of The Book of Wisdom” was convinced that Yahweh gave humanity the solutions to their problems in threes.  Our Creator knew of shortcomings so he left us the Natural Laws; the Eternal truths.  Jesus, the author of The Beatitudes, knowing these laws, teaches us the level of importance truth plays in our salvation; three of the nine beatitudes, or a third of them, highlight righteousness as the direct path to heaven.     

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

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