Posted by: bshelley | May 8, 2009

Dead flies stink

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Today’s Verse: Ecclesiastes 10:1 Dead flies make a perfumer’s oil stink, so a little foolishness is weightier than wisdom and honor. NASB

To be quite frank, I picked today’s verse because it struck me funny. I don’t remember reading it previously although I know I have and it just didn’t hit me in the right mood. Something that should have been very fragrant and pleasing was ruined by such a small thing. The small stinky dead fly odor overcame the perfume and ruined it. Life is a lot like that is it not? All too often we read of years of faithful service being ruined by one moral slip. Money embezzled, marital covenants broken, a promise unfulfilled, one time slips in judgment can ruin lives and reputations. A little thing compared to the whole, but the stench of it can ruin a life. Solomon shares wisdom that just “a little foolishness” can out weigh greater volumes of honor and wisdom. We have all seen this too. A teenager in a lapse of good judgment racing about in a car has a wreck and lives are changed forever. Foolish words too can leave lasting wounds. God can restore us but consequences, like small fragments of broken glass from a shattered precious keepsake, cannot be made whole again. Let us always seek God’s wisdom and exercise care in all our dealings so as to remain a fragrant aroma, a living sacrifice as we live lives for Him.

May God bless your heart as you seek His.

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  1. We should always be on guard and tame our tongues. Our tongue can say a lot of things that can destory us and/or the other person. On another point, we should not judge anybody for one mistake because we too can commi mistakes in our lives.

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  3. Good evening. Indeed a good reminder to take heed to our words and actions. There’s often a very fine line between gathering unto the Lord and scattering abroad.

    Blessings always in Jesus name.

    timbob


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