“I myself also am a mortal man, like to all, and the offspring of him that was first made of the earth, And in my mother’s womb was fashioned to be flesh. … And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth. … For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out. Wherefore I prayed, and understanding was given me: I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. I preferred her before sceptres and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her. Neither compared I unto her any precious stone, because all gold in respect of her is as a little sand, and silver shall be counted as clay before her. … I learned diligently, and do communicate her liberally: I do not hide her riches. For she is a treasure unto men that never faileth: which they that use become the friends of God, being commended for the gifts that come from learning. God hath granted me to speak as I would, and to conceive as is meet for the things that are given me: because it is he that leadeth unto wisdom, and directeth the wise. … For he hath given me certain knowledge of the things that are, namely, to know how the world was made, and the operation of the elements: The beginning, ending, and midst of the times: the alterations of the turning of the sun, and the change of seasons. … For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me: for in her is an understanding spirit holy, one only, manifold, subtle, lively, clear, undefiled, plain, not subject to hurt, loving the thing that is good quick, which cannot be letted, ready to do good, … For wisdom is more moving than any motion: she passeth and goeth through all things by reason of her pureness. For she is the breath of the power of God, and a pure influence flowing from the glory of the Almighty: therefore can no defiled thing fall into her. For she is the brightness of the everlasting light, the unspotted mirror of the power of God, and the image of his goodness. ” ~The Wisdom of Solomon
Solomon, or whoever actually wrote this book using his name, that he is a mortal man like any of us. By this, he means that he is physically mortal for his mortal body will dies one day, just as will ours. He adds that he was fashioned of flesh in his mother’s womb, and born into the common air. He was not born in any special way that should make us think he was some special sort of being and not an ordinary human. Yet we all know that he was far from being an average person.
One Life to Live
Solomon also says: “For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.” This is probably the most important thing he says here, yet few will understand or believe it. We are all born once and die once. No second, third, or fourth chance. One physical life, that’s all! No reruns on this channel! So don’t just shrug things off thinking you will do better the next time. There is no next time. Mortal man gets one chance only.
Yes, it is a good idea to communicate the idea of wisdom and spiritual growth to those who want to hear it. There is no point in trying to share it with those not ready to listen. There is also spiritual knowledge held by the advanced students and adepts that is not shared liberally. This is knowledge that can be harmful to the student who is not ready for it or harmful to others if the untrained student misuses such information. Those who find that hard to accept do not comprehend the great power of spiritual knowledge. This is the power that can create or destroy planets! Sharing it with the irresponsible is just as wrong as sharing directions for making bombs. As Solomon says in the quote, he knows “ how the world was made, and the operation of the elements.” That is not knowledge to share with the foolish or immature. Mortal man does not become immortal man by doing foolish things.
Understanding Holy Spirit
Wisdom does give you an understanding of the Holy Spirit. It gives you an understanding of all things spiritual to some degree. But that understanding and truth rests in the fully awakened and conscious Soul, not the brain-mind. The soul shares some with the brain-mind, but often the mind doesn’t listen or clouds the truth with its own interpretation based on personal beliefs. That is why an open mind is so important for spiritual development. Mortal man tends to resist such notions, yet they remain true despite his protests.
Do Good, Love Good
Yes, we should all love the good. But loving good, wanting good, praying for good is not enough. We need to do good. We need to work at making this world a world of good. We can’t sit around waiting for it to just happen, or for others to do it. Mortal man needs to learn that for his world to change for the good, he must work for it. All of us must work for it. Mortal man has one physical life to live, so earn an eternal life in spirit while you do.