Interested in practical and Spiritual Wisdom to discern after reading of an occurrence of a 64-year married couple dying in the same hospital room withing minutes after the death of their spouses.

The Chicago Tribune article titled: Lombard Couple insuperable in the end: reported this occurrence of a couple, man 6 years older than his wife reported this statement:

“Ever since they met at a South Side church’s youth group, then married at ages 18 and 24, the couple had been inseparable. “.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to relate an ancient Old Testament Proverb verse, along with our contemporary times psychology and actuary articles for interested readers to discern this emotional story to compare their practical and spiritual beliefs of wisdom and love teachings in life to the Bible.

Or to discern the verses to determine what King Solomon may have believed in the early part life vs his later life beliefs and wisdom after experiencing his marriage to purportedly 700 wives and 300 concubines.

King Solomon – Old Testament

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.…

Proverbs 18:22 – Whoso finlet a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

Proverbs 21:9 – It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

Proverbs 31:10-31 – Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Proverbs 19:13 – A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Ecclesiastes 1:2

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

Ecclesiastes 8:17

then I saw all that God has done. No one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all their efforts to search it out, no one can discover its meaning. Even if the wise claim they know, they cannot really comprehend it.

What’s My Point?

If we discern the life of Solomon proverbial writings and beliefs in his early youth when he trusted in God, he appears to have been blessed with wisdom and accomplishments in his Kingdom.

If we discern his Ecclesiastes written in his later life beliefs after he veered from his original path of trust in God to when vanity led him to believe he was capable of comprehending all under the sun was foolish vanity.

My point is in our contemporary times, not many youths are taught by the fathers same as King David taught King Solomon to trust in the Lord.

The result in the relationship to this 64 year married couple is discerned as a touching emotional example of a married couple story rather than a lesson in the value of ancient wisdom teachings to “ Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.…

In My Opinion

Sadly, we mortals who read this story may shed an emotional tear for a short time, some may become interested to read our contemporary times beliefs and trusts in psychology and actuary statistics may l soon forget this story and continue on the same path of repeating the same mistakes in life as King Solomon predicted in this following Ecclesiastes verse.

And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done. (Ecclesiastes 2:12)

However, the stories of marriages may continue to end differently than this couple’s emotional story ending. We human mortals may instead of trusting in God and following his plan, will instead read and trust contemporary writings based on psychology and acetary human studies instead of teaching our youth ancient wisdom and love teachings in the Bible.

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You Decide

Who should we trust to lead us to wise or foolish choices our paths in life?

Is it perhaps possible that the reason God created us is because He loves to hear a good story ending of to the humans and earth that He created?

Is it perhaps possible that the real conundrum to this story is because the majority of youths are not taught Bible wisdom and love in depth in  youth? And the result of the actuarial event of their not meeting in a Church group is reduced which may increase the probability of high divorce rates we are now experiencing on our Nation is not ending with the same good story as this couple?

Regards and goodwill blogging