These are the proverbs of Solomon, Da­vid's son, king of Israel.

2The purpose of these proverbs is to teach people wisdom and discipline, and to help them understand wise sayings. 3Through these proverbs, people will re­ceive instruction in discipline, good con­duct, and doing what is right, just, and fair. 4These proverbs will make the simple-minded clever. They will give knowledge and purpose to young people.

5Let those who are wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser. And let those who understand receive guidance 6by exploring the depth of meaning in these proverbs, parables, wise sayings, and riddles.

7Fear of the lord is the beginning of knowledge. Only fools despise wisdom and discipline.

8Listen, my child,* to what your father teaches you. Don't neglect your mother's teaching. 9What you learn from them will crown you with grace and clothe you with honor.

10My child, if sinners entice you, turn your back on them! HThey may say, "Come and join us. Let's hide and kill someone! Let's ambush the innocent! 12Let's swallow them alive as the grave swallows its victims. Though they are in the prime of life, they will go down into the pit of death. 13And the loot we'll get! We'll fill our houses with all kinds of things! 14Come on, throw in your lot with us; we'll split our loot with you."

15Don't go along with them, my child! Stay far away from their paths. 16They rush to commit crimes. They hurry to commit murder. 17When a bird sees a trap being set, it stays away. 18But not these people! They set an ambush for them­selves; they booby-trap their own lives! 19Such is the fate of all who are greedy for gain. It ends up robbing them of life.

Wisdom Shouts in the Streets

20Wisdom shouts in the streets. She cries out in the public square. 21She calls out to the crowds along the main street, and to those in front of city hall. 22"You simple­tons!" she cries. "How long will you go on being simpleminded? How long will you mockers relish your mocking? How long will you fools fight the facts? 23Come here and listen to me! I'll pour out the spirit of wisdom upon you and make you wise.

24"I called you so often, but you didn't come. I reached out to you, but you paid no attention. 25You ignored my advice and rejected the correction I offered. 26So I will laugh when you are in trouble! I will mock you when disaster overtakes you— 27when calamity overcomes you like a storm, when you are engulfed by trouble, and when anguish and distress over­whelm you.

28"I will not answer when they cry for help. Even though they anxiously search for me, they will not find me. 29For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the lord. 30They rejected my advice and paid no attention when I corrected them. 31 That is why they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way. They must experi­ence the full terror of the path they have chosen. 32For they are simpletons who turn away from me—to death. They are fools, and their own complacency will de­stroy them. 33But all who listen to me will live in peace and safety, unafraid of harm."

As I learn more of this God, so many believe in, and so many disrespect, because they do not respect the simplest of things even between brothers. This is according to the Bible. So Tell me where faith begins and hate ends.

 Did this country really start with men who loved God? Knew God? Then why the hate?

 Why is there so much hate even here at this site? I was told that this Tea Party was a foundation of people that are of God? So why the hate?

 Tell me why so much hate, and children do not know hate unless people show them this hate?

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Comment by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret) on November 25, 2017 at 11:16pm

"Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down on your wrath: Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and slander be put away from you, along with all malice... And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you."   These are all Godly attributes which we are to emulate. 

However, man including the redeemed man is not perfect yet... his flesh still bears the burden of sin and the mark of Cane... until the body is redeemed sin has power over the flesh, that is why our mortal body dies... it remains tainted by sin.  Christians are to work out their salvation with fear and trembling knowing that but for the Grace of God they are lost.  We live not by our own will and might... but by the will of God and his Spirit... alive in us.

The body is weak but the Spirit is ready and willing... the problem becomes one of getting the flesh to submit to the spirit... for it is with the spirit of God that we serve the laws of God and God Himself.  See: Ro 7:25 and 8:1-17. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God are the sons of God. 

Why do Christians act out of anger and hate... because they are weak in the faith and succumb to  the temptations of the flesh. But they have an advocate with the Father in Heaven who is able to intercede for the weak and too restore them to the fullness of life in the Spirit of Christ.  We die daily in the flesh... suffering many afflictions for our sins... yes, we sin.

"If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.  If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us form all unrighteousness.  If we say we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us." 1Joh 1:8-10  To hate is sin... too forgive is divine and is also a commandment... that we should forgive those who have despitefully used us... too, forgive is Love in action. 

It is also a very difficult thing for the flesh to forgive... Our carnal nature is focused primarily on self-preservation, it is easily provoked when it perceives a threat or takes offense.  Hate is generated by unreleased anger and offense.... if we forgive, we act in love, and are able to expel hate from our bodies.  Perfect love indeed casts out all fear ... and fear is nothing more than unresolved and retained anger... therefore forgive that ye may be forgiven... give grace that ye may receive grace.

Comment by A.L. Rose on November 15, 2017 at 12:05pm

 I do a lot of reading, not all in the Biblical Text, I like learning things, and if Christianity holds true in a person's heart, this, it make me wonder of the all to many whys?- within this site. If I was to come on to strong with what I know, and share it, then someone states its not true, then a political hate starts between members and Christian values are politically divided. Because of opinions. This is why I do not share here, anything much, because of the differences of  members opinions, that just has to be right.

 I will not reply to just one comment here, its applied to both. Not out of disrespect but I just will not get into a political battle over God and Politics.

 I have read the full text of many different Bibles, and I find them very nice, but I find it easier to understand God and His world just by watching children. They don't know hate or the political hate in politics.

 Thank you both for your comments, I may or may not share here again, but if I do?  Because I am much younger then you, does this mean I am less intelligent? No of course not. And yes, I do have a hate in my heart, it will never go away. And I do not want it to go away.

 Thank you for taking the time to write, and I will not be replying back on this blog. I was just looking for something different to be stated. Its ok, and I wish the best to all of you.

Comment by H. Gregory Badger on November 6, 2017 at 10:18pm

Here it is necessary to go back to God's Word.

There is a verse I misquote because it makes this point perfectly.

"Perfect fear casts out all love."

It really says, "Perfect love casts out all fear."

The exact opposite of love is fear. Why? The Bible answers this.

"To fear is to expect punishment."

Hatred is borne out of fear. Fear is borne out of rebellion against God.

So, hatred is actually directed against God because that person's behavior is smoke in God's eyes.

It is incorrect to call disdain for evil hatred. Disdain for evil is absolutely proper...

28"I will not answer when they cry for help. Even though they anxiously search for me, they will not find me.

29For they hated knowledge and chose not to fear the lord.

30They rejected my advice and paid no attention when I corrected them.

31 That is why they must eat the bitter fruit of living their own way. They must experi­ence the full terror of the path they have chosen.

32For they are simpletons who turn away from me—to death. They are fools, and their own complacency will de­stroy them.

33But all who listen to me will live in peace and safety, unafraid of harm."

Comment by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret) on November 6, 2017 at 9:07pm

Some would argue that indifference is the opposite of love and that love and hate are but two sides of the same coin... The hot and cold sides if the human emotion displayed as love and hate.  However that analogy is incorrect and logically flawed.

I read that psychologist generally accept the opposite of the emotion 'love' is 'indifference', But that makes absolutely no sense to me. To me, the clear-cut opposite of love is hate. And that makes perfect sense.  In fact every thesaurus I checked lists hate as an 'antonym' for love.  See: https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/love   

Indifference cannot be the opposite of love because indifference by definition means that you don't feel anything for the person, you neither love nor hate the person. This means that in effect, indifference is simply the lack of love or hate.

Indifference is simply the lack of love and hate. It's absolutely true that you can both love and hate someone, but it is impossible to be indifferent and display either love or hate towards a person, because you can't have both something and nothing. Indifference is the neutral ground between love and hate, it's a state where you can either begin loving someone or start hating them; but it is not the opposite of either anymore than a neutron is a  particle with the opposite charge of an electron or a proton.

Love is a positive emotion, indifference is a neutral emotion, and hate is a negative emotion

Comment by H. Gregory Badger on November 6, 2017 at 11:09am

Do you know what the opposite of love is?

This is not hard.

It is not hatred.

Comment by Ronald A. Nelson Col.USA (Ret) on November 6, 2017 at 10:53am

Proverbs 6:16-19King James Version (KJV)

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

Hate is not a sin if properly directed and used to eliminate sin from the body... Don't confuse righteous indignation and hate with hate mongering... misguided anger and vociferous hate.  We are told: Ephesians 4:26New International Version (NIV)26 “In your anger do not sin”[a]: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,"

Anger and Hate have a place in the believers life... we are to manage it not too be controlled by it.

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CRIME!! -> Clinton Nightmare! Chief Financial Officer Of Clinton Foundation Turns Government Informant On Crime Family

Donations to the Clinton Foundation plummeted by 90% over a three-year period since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump.

But that may be the least of the her worries.

John Solomon from The Hill dropped another bombshell that will keep the Clintons up at night.

The former Chief Financial Officer of the Clinton Foundation has turned on the crime family and is now working as a government informant.

This could spell doom for the Clinton Crime Family.

American Thinker reported:

John Solomon of The Hill reveals the story that has been percolating for a long time but kept tightly under wraps – because that is what serious prosecutors do, especially when grand juries are poring over evidence and issuing indictments that remain sealed until the right moment comes. The trigger for the story coming out now probably is a House subcommittee hearing scheduled next week by Mark Meadows, chair of the House Freedom Caucus, while the GOP still can set the agenda of House hearings.

[A] GOP-led congressional subcommittee, led by Rep. Mark Meadows (N.C.), is planning to hold a hearing next week to review the work of John Huber, the special U.S attorney named a year ago to investigate all things Clinton.

It turns out that whistleblowers inside and outside the Clinton Foundation have amassed “6,000 pages of evidence attached to a whistleblower submission filed secretly more than a year ago with the IRS and FBI.” Among that evidence can be found:

Those reviews flagged serious concerns about legal compliance, improper commingling of personal and charity business and “quid pro quo” promises made to donors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of State.

The submission also cites an interview its investigators conducted with Andrew Kessel that quotes the foundation’s longtime chief financial officer as saying he was unable to stop former President Clinton from “commingling” personal business and charitable activities inside the foundation and that he “knows where all the bodies are buried.”

Their own investigation! That’s hard to put down as politically motivated.

Having the chief financial officer of the Clinton Foundation turn informant is a nightmare for the Clintons. The CFO has to process all the cash, and because that person usually is on the hook for any criminal violations, there is ample incentive to turn state’s evidence.

That evidence was assembled by a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, run by accomplished ex-federal criminal investigators, who alleged the Clinton Foundation engaged in illegal activities and may be liable for millions of dollars in delinquent taxes and penalties.

In addition to the IRS, the firm’s partners have had contact with prosecutors in the main Justice Department in Washington and FBI agents in Little Rock, Ark.

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