All is vanity and vexation of the Spirit for by one the righteous drink and by another the wicked eat… until the sun no more shines upon the flesh of mankind… Rejoice in the days of thy youth and be wise… but with thy knowledge get understanding.
For all the books and wise words of the upright, even words of truth… serve too admonish the foolishness of men… they are the substance of judgment and but weariness to the flesh if they are not obtained with understanding. For the sum of the whole matter, regarding mans service in the Earth, is: Fear God, and keep His Commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
For God shall bring every work into judgment, and every secret thing whether it be good, or evil… it shall not be hidden.
Therefore, know that for Wisdom too be applied righteously it must be done with understanding… within the Light of the Holy Spirit. For he who communes with his own heart, saying, I have great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they before me, will only to find that wisdom, obtained without understanding, is like pouring water into a broken cistern, it is vanity and vexation… of the spirit. Amen.
Ronald A. Nelson