A Paradox of the Poor

The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.

I saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me:

There was once a small city with only a few people in it. And a powerful king came against it, surrounded it and built huge siege works against it.

Now there lived in that city a man poor but wise, and he saved the city by his wisdom.

But nobody remembered that poor man. So I said, “Wisdom is better than strength.” But the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are no longer heeded.#

The Last Word:

Paradoxically it is the beggar who holds true life. Do not despise the poor. And, do attend to the tramp, for such as these may discern true wealth.

#Today's SoulSnack is found in Ecclesiastes 9:13-17