What did these two great entertainers have in common with the great wisdom of King Solomon?

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If you hear or read the verses of a popular song titled: Before You Accuse Me, the verses can be related to an ancient King Solomon proverb, in my opinion.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate ancient wisdom written 3000 years ago to our contemporary times.

King Solomon

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear. (Proverb 25:12)

Excerpt

As a golden earring, when first put on, gives pain and uneasiness; but, being well hung and fixed, is very ornamental, being of fine gold, and especially when any jewels are upon it;  

so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear; such is the reproof of a wise man, which is seasonably given, in a fit and proper manner; and which appears to proceed from love, and is designed for good, and done in great affection and faithfulness: this, though it may be a little grating to the ear at first, yet, when well considered and received, instead of leaving any infamy or reproach on the person reproved, it is an ornament to him, as well as reflects honour upon the reprover.  

What’s My Point?

King Solomon had a reputation for storytelling. A great storyteller often embellishes details when telling their story. The greatest stories are said to always contain an element of truth.

My point is for an interested reader to compare the above ancient proverb to the words of a contemporary song embellished by both a great popular singer and guitar player.

Song Verses – Before You Accuse Me

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I’ve been spending my money on other women
You’ve been taking money from someone else

I called your mama ’bout three or four nights ago
I called your mama ’bout three or four nights ago
Well your mother said “Son”
“Don’t call my daughter no more”

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I’ve been spending my money on other women
You’ve been taking money from someone else

Come back home baby, try my love one more time
Come back home baby, try my love one more time
If I don’t go on and quit you
I’m gonna lose my mind

Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself
You say I’ve been spending my money on other women
You’ve been taking money from someone else

If Interested

Read the Source Link below of a great blog on songs and artists and Previous Posts on Songs and King Solomon Blog.

Your Decide

Could King Solomon’s most recognized verse, nothing is new under the sun also be compared to this verse in this song?

Did these greatentertainers serve to embellish the same wisdom and truth of the above  ancient proverb?

Could an ancient gold earring be compared to a gold record in our contemporary times?

Regard and goodwill blogging.

Source Links

Power Pop Blog

Excerpt Gill Bible Commentary Proverb 25:12

https://biblehub.com/commentaries/gill/proverbs/25.htm

Previous Posts – Songs

https://rudymartinka.com/category/songs/