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Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard rather than the bellowing shout of a foolish ruler. 


"I, Koheleth (the Assembler of sayings) son of David, was king in Jerusalem over Israel. I set my mind to study and search with wisdom all that happens under the sun. An unhappy and burdensome task that, which GOD gave men to be concerned with that they may be exercised." [Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 1. 12 - 13 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 


These words are from Solomon himself, the one who asked the MOST HOLY LORD GOD for wisdom to rule the people of Israel.  The RIGHTEOUS ONE gave him his request, plus more.  "Because you have asked for the wisdom and knowledge to be able to govern and judge MY people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you; and I will grant you also wealth, property and glory, the like of which no king before you has had, nor shall any after you have." [2 Chronicles (Dibre Hayamin Bet) 1. 11 - 12 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 


Solomon experienced every human experience possible with forethought.  His planned intention was to experience the effect it would have on ones life. [Ecclesiastes/Kohelet]  His ultimate downfall was in taking an assorted collection of wives, who turned him from the ONLY TRUE GOD.  This happened after the ETERNAL MASTER had warned Solomon not to "multiply wives, lest his heart go astray" and they would lead him into idolatry. [Deuteronomy (Devarim) 17. 17; 7. 1 - 5]


Solomon confessed that wisdom strengthens the wise — and all this he proved by his own wisdom and experience.  Yet, "wisdom" was far from him.  King Solomon was put to shame, and in the end, his wisdom amounted to nothing.  "All this I tested with wisdom. I thought I will be wise but it eludes me." [Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 7. 23 Tanakh, Kethuvim]  Solomon's conclusion: "Remember your CREATOR! Revere and fear GOD and keep HIS commandments! This is the whole duty of mankind." [Ecclesiastes (Kohelet) 12. 13 Tanakh, Kethuvim] 


However, a truly WISE HOLY GOD/MAN came to be perfected, in fact, by the things HE experienced.  "JESUS, WHO was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that HE, by the grace of GOD, might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for HIM, for WHOM are all things and by WHOM are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the CAPTAIN of their salvation perfect through sufferings." [Hebrews 2. 9 - 10] 


MESSIAH Y’SHUA left HIS place in Glory and became a MAN that HE might (and I say this reverently) "be made" perfect.  This GREAT ETERNAL LOVING CREATOR Of everything, WHO knows all things (omniscient) could not die.  Although HE had the knowledge of death, HE thought it important to know by experience.  According to the Law, a kinsman could redeem a brother. [Leviticus/Vayikra 25. 48 - 49]  The LORD Y’SHUA ha'MASHIACH, our KINSMAN REDEEMER, bought us back after we sold ourselves into sin. 


CHRIST JESUS, "WHO, in the days of HIS flesh, when HE had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears to HIM WHO was able to save HIM from death, and was heard because of HIS godly fear, though HE was the SON, yet HE learned obedience by the things which HE suffered. And having been perfected, HE became the AUTHOR of eternal salvation to all who obey HIM." [Hebrews 5. 7 - 9]  The DELIVERER is now seated at our FATHER'S right hand and is interceding for us as the GREAT HIGH PRIEST.  "For the Law appoints as high priests men who have weakness, but the WORD OF THE OATH, which came after the Law, appoints the SON (KING Y’SHUA, the MESSIAH) WHO has been perfected forever." [Hebrews 7. 28] 


MESSIAH Y’SHUA is LORD and is preeminent over all.  HE was, in all points, tempted as we are. . . yet never sinned. "For we do not have a HIGH PRIEST who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin." [Hebrews 4. 15]  "Indeed, a GREATER than Solomon is here" [Matthew 12. 42; Luke 11. 31] . . . HIM we should hear and be quick to obey.



Sha’alu (Pray) for the shalom (Peace) of JerUSAlem and all of Israel!  
Redeem Israel, O ELOHIYM, out of all their troubles!
With great love YOU have loved us, O our GOD, and with exceeding compassion YOU have borne with us.  Our fathers believed and trusted in YOU; therefore you taught them the laws of life, and showed them the ways of wisdom. We implore YOU, O MERCIFUL FATHER, to grant us discernment, that we may understand and fulfill all the TEACHINGS of YOUR WORD.  Make us gladly obedient to YOUR commandments and fill our hearts with love and reverence for YOU. In YOU we put our trust; we rejoice and delight in YOUR help, for with YOU alone is salvation, and peace in the soul of man. YOU have called us as teachers of YOUR Law; YOU have chosen us for a holy mission to mankind; therefore do we joyfully lift up our voices and proclaim YOUR magnificence.  Praised are YOU, O GOD, WHO has chosen us in love.  We give praise to YOUR HOLY NAME and thank YOU for Y’SHUA, our REDEEMER. 
Day 10 of the Omer 


Praying for the peace of Jerusalem, is praying for the return of our Messiah and Lord and for the Kingdom of God He is bringing when He comes.  Then God's Will shall be done on earth as it is in Heaven and the world will experience true godly universal peace which is the fruit of Righteousness. 



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