An advice suggestion for President Trump from King Solomon?
Original Post of 7/17/2017
Frankly, it seems “Nothing new under the sun.” has changed over the past year in the news in relation to this issue, in my opinion.
After reading the various articles in the Chicago Tribune this morning linking articles critical about President Trump and Russia and a host of other news hype. I thought about a wise song I suggest President Trump might want to listen to in the White House. In fact, if I were him, I would put speakers in every room in the White House and have it played over and over for the rest of his term.
I also read his tweets, which shows he probably already may be humming the song tune. If you check out his tweets today he tweets the positive aspects of his governing.
Answer a fool according to his folly,…. The Targum is,“but speak with a fool in thy wisdom;”
and the Syriac version,
“yea, speak with a fool according to thy wisdom;”
which would at once remove the seeming contradiction in these words to the former, but then they are not a true version; indeed it is right, and must be the sense, that when a fool is answered, as it is sometimes necessary he should, that it be done in wisdom, and so as to expose his folly; he is to be answered and not answered according to different times, places, and circumstances, and manner of answering; he is to be answered when there is any hope of doing him good, or of doing good to others; or of preventing ill impressions being made upon others by what he has said; when the glory of God, the good of the church, and the cause of truth, require it; and when he would otherwise glory and triumph, as if his words or works were unanswerable, as follow;
lest he be wise in his own conceit; which fools are apt to be, and the rather when no answer is given them; imagining it arises from the strength of their arguments, and their nervous way of reasoning, when it is rather from a neglect and contempt of them.
In My Opinion
President Trump must have heard a certain song and is tweeting in accordance with King Solomon’s proverbial advice.
It was sung in 1945 and this same advice is sorely needed today by everyone reading or listening to news sources.
Check it out HERE
I could not stop humming the song all day after I wrote the post. Now if there are any recording artists out there in the entertainment industry, this song is a winner. How about reintroducing the song to our millennials. We can sure use the reminder and some inspiration, in my opinion.
Regards and good will blogging.