Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. (Ecclesiastes 10:1)
Today's Morsel: I was sharing with my friend a few days ago that it is amazing to me how God in His wisdom just seems to know what is needful. You can be reading along in one passage and out of nowhere He just drops a nugget of gold. Solomon, in all of his wisdom, is writing and talking about wisdom and all of a sudden he inserts today's scripture passage. At first I thought to myself, what in the world do dead flies in the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour have to do with wisdom. But the kicker to this verse is not found in the first part, but is the latter part where wisdom is found. Solomon said that the same way a person who does foolishly or uses foolish ways trying to be smarter than someone else or tries to get a position of honor through foolish methods without considering their reputation, will stink, that is how a fly in the apothecary is. True wisdom is true honour, and will gain a man a reputation, which is like a box of precious ointment, pleasing and very valuable.
Sing: God is so good, God is so good! God is so good, He's so good to me.
Thought for Today: If you think life stinks, change deodorant.