I read an interesting blog article today titled Levels of Intelligence. I commented that I noticed in all the writings of King Solomon, he only judged people by their actions or deeds with two words, wise or foolish.

I then thought of the foolish actions of people with various levels of intelligence that we read or hear about in the news, some being college graduates with Master Degrees that are being added to the current prison population of three million, or being chastised by news commentary. It makes me wonder if our teaching curriculum may be failing to teach wise conduct in our schools.

In a novel excerpt, I surmised, based on his proverb, how he may have answered a question posed by the Queen of Sheba of his definition of a fool. The novel is a contemporary application of a story form to promote understanding of proverbs and ancient wise sayings in relation to our modern times.


“Bilqis, a fool is a person who relies on his own intellect, is self-opinionated and incorrigible. Before a person can rely on their own intellect, they must first be willingly to learn discipline and conduct from a teacher. Piety and acquiescence conduct is necessary to acquire the wisdom to understand how to escape from bringing unnecessary harm upon ourselves.” The fool is the one who relies on his intellect, but it is a man of wise conduct who escaped harm. (Proverb 28:26)


As A Lily Among Thorns – A Story of King Solomon, the Queen of Sheba, and the Goddess of Wisdom by Rudy U Martinka

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Levels of Intelligence.  View at link below