What was the fourth thing the wise man did to save the city?
The next thing I surmise the wise man did was to arrange a meeting with the leader of the invaders of his city under siege to attempt to listen and understand his reasons for wanting to invade their city.
The Purpose of This Post.
Is to relate an ancient proverb to what I surmise gives a clue what the wise man did to save the city from the events described as an analogy as I explained in Post One.
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
What’s My Point?
The beliefs of the wiseman had been taught to him by his father was when confronted and threatened with various circumstances in life.
His father had taught him what he needed to do was to make use of the wisdom to “lend his ear” to listen or “:understand” to obtain “knowledge” to discern the reasons of the persons “seekest: who he or she is being is confronted.
Then to apply his “heart to understanding” what he or she is listening and draw upon “the commandments” his father had taught him.
My point is when we are confronted in life with various threatening circumstance, we may need both practical and Spiritual wisdom.
In My Opinion
There is a difference between practical and Spiritual aspects of wisdom to help us when we encounter different circumstance in life.
In Post Three, the King of the City made use of practical wisdom to plan ahead for what would be needed in case of a siege. Provisions had been stored, a wall protected the city, and armaments were available to defend the city.
However, the wise man was taught that perhaps if he understood the reasons ion the hearts and minds of the attackers, he might be able to avoid the deadly consequences of an ensuing battle for both his city dwellers and the attackers.
To do so might require more than the practical wisdom, it would require Spiritual understanding of the hearts of his attackers. If it was possible to do so, he had to have been taught both practical and Spiritual wisdom.
In My Next Post
I will surmise what the conversations between the wise man of the city and the leader of the attackers may have revealed about understanding in relation to the above proverbs.
Read the Source links below and the previous posts.
Do you believe there are two types of wisdom, practical and Spiritual, that lead to understanding and wise discernment of problems we are confronted in our lives?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Previous Posts in This Series
Biblehub, Gils Bible Commentary of Above Proverbs