Wicked people are wrong when they say that life is short and full of sorrow, and that when its end comes there is no escape. No one has ever come from the world of the dead. They believe we are born by chance, and after it is over, we will be as if we had never been born at all.
Our breath is no more than a puff of smoke and our mind is nothing more than a spark and when that spark dies, our body will crumple into ashes.
They also believe that in no time we will be forgotten and no one will remember anything we ever did, even our names will be forgotten. Our lives will pass away like the traces of clouds and vanish like fog in the heat of the sun.
Our time is like a passing shadow. That there is no escape from the day of death, for it is fixed.
The wicked then says “come on then let us enjoy the good things of life and live in this world free of care/ carefree.
Let us drink the most expensive wine and use the finest perfumes. Let’s live carefree “life owe us that much”
“Let us oppress the poor, even if they are righteous and show no respect to widows or old people. No one ever gets anything by being weak. Righteous people are nothing but a nuisance. They are against what we do. Their ways are strange to ours and our way of thinking. They think that our moral standards are so corrupt, that everything we do should be avoided. They boast of having God as their father and believe they will end up happy”.
‘But we will see if that is true’; the wicked says. Let us see who will serve them from their enemies, even the God they serve cannot protect them. Let’s see what will happen when death comes for them. Let’s put them to the test.
We will be cruel to them and torment them, then we will know how calm and reasonable they are. Then we will find out how much they can stand.
That is how the wicked think but they are wrong. Wickedness had blinded them. The secrets of God are unknown to them, and the reward of a blameless life is what they hope not for.
God never intended that we should die when he created us, he made us like himself. However it was the Devil’s jealousy that brought death upon the world; and those who are of the Devil are those that will die.
These Words of Wisdom as written written by King Solomon is culled from the Deuterocanonical Books. It is summarized in series for your consumption.
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