What do the wise among us see

“Saruman rose to his feet, and stared at Frodo. There was a strange look in his eyes of mingled wonder and respect and hatred. ‘You have grown, Halfling,’ he said. ‘Yes, you have grown very much. You are wise, and cruel. you have robbed my revenge of sweetness, and now I must go hence in bitterness, in debt to your mercy. I hate it and you! Well, I go and I will trouble you no more. But do not expect me to wish you health and long life. You will have neither. But that is not my doing. I merely foretell.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

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(a curious jackdaw watches from the crumbling walls at The Rock of Cahsel, County Tipperary, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)

What of those wise men…
those sages of days long past…
those perceptive foreign kings who would travel from far far away in search of the sacred, the mysterious, the Divine?

What of those enlightened seers who once possessed a depth of wisdom not afforded to the masses of their time…
Of those scholarly patricians, scientists and astronomers of yore, those who studied both the heavens and the stars hoping to see, to foretell, and to discern those dire or joyful events which were to befall mankind…

I wonder what their thoughts, predictions, and discernments would be for our day and of our time…would they travel day and night all those many miles wandering only hoping to pay homage or rather would they hasten to warn those willing few brave enough to heed their divinations?

Would their concern be of the escalating global warming as they measured various viscous liquids watching the rise and fall of floating objects within a myriad of glass vessels?
Would they gather dirt and seed while measuring the falling rains?
Would the increasing number of tumultuous storms, floods, fires and earthquakes give way to a heightened need of understanding fueling their global quest?
Would their concern be of the climate shift and of the rising ocean temperatures?
What of the mysterious “die offs” of massive numbers of fish, antelopes, star fish, birds…
What would these learned men who sought to understand the balance between health and living make of these new pandemics, epidemics, plagues and unexplained global sicknesses?
What of the melting icecaps, would they even be aware of opposing earthly poles encased in ice and snow?

Would they unroll their brittle parchments and calfskin scrolls plotting and planning while measuring the charted maps of both known land, sea and heavens?
Would their vision be cast upward during a nighttime sky as they pondered the oddity of 4 successive large reddish moons which each oddly took place during a holy day or festival of the Hebrew people?

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(the half moon in the Killarney night sky / Sept 2015 / Julie Cook )

Would they read the words of ancient prophets and prophesies wondering if there were connections and correlations or would they simply pass it all away as coincidence.
Would they yield to the ancient scriptural warnings of things long foretold or would they consider the ancient tomes written by those delusional and crazed?

What of the star, that lone bright and brilliant star which had beckoned them years prior to that tiny Jewish village on the periphery of the expansive Roman Empire…
What of the ancient texts and the cross references of the both sacred and secular…were they but mere conjecture?

What other celestial and earthly signposts and events must appear before the wise and the average both understand?

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(moonlight over Killarney, Ireland / Sept 2015 / Julie Cook

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.

β€œThen you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Matthew 24:6-14

17 comments on “What do the wise among us see

  1. Okay, so here’s the thing. I think you should definitely go on a sabbatical to Ireland maybe every other year so that when you come back you can again rock our socks off with your amazing posts. But there is a catch. You have to take me with you. This is yet another fabulous post my friend. I really think I just need to let you be my guest blogger everyday and go back to solely working in the garden. Hugs and love, N πŸ™‚ ❀

  2. Thank you Julie for sharing about Wisdom So do we Trust in mans fleshy wisdom or God’s.

    Not one of us is Born with His Wisdom , we need to ask for it and believe we have received it and also Trust in Jesus Christ our only Teacher to lead us into all Truth.

    Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get Wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

    James 1:5-6 If any of you lack Wisdom, let that giveth to all liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given them. But let them ask in faith, nothing wavering. For them that wavereth are like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

    Proverbs 2:5-7 For the LORD giveth Wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

    Proverbs 2:9-11 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. When Wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

    Proverbs 3:13 . Happy is the man that findeth Wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

    Proverbs 4:5-6 Get Wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: Love her, and she shall keep thee.

    Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get Wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

    Proverbs 19:8 He that getteth Wisdom Loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

    Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom strengtheneth the wise more than ten mighty men which are in the city.

    Isaiah 33:6 And Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is His treasure.

    Ephesians 1:17-18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the Saints.

    Colossians 4:4-6 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in Wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

    Psalm 37:29-31 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

    Psalm 111:9-10 He sent redemption unto His people: He hath commanded His covenant for ever: holy and reverend is His name. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of Wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do His commandments: His praise endureth for ever.

    Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

    Proverbs 15:32-33 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

    Proverbs 21:29-31 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way. There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD. The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

    Job 28:20-28 Whence then cometh Wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

    Psalm 90:11-13 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto Wisdom.

    Psalm 51:5-7Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know Wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

    Christian Love – Anne

  3. I’m sorry Julie there is a Scripture which I shared above that is not complete.

    James 1:5-6 If any of you lack Wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in Faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.KJV

    Blessings – Anne.

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