Words of Wisdom #10 | “Give not thy strength... Nor thy ways”

This Words Of Wisdom is extremely personal to me because this particular chapter in the Bible my mother instilled in me. I was her little prince and she wanted me to be a great man. The man I was destin to be. In high school nor college I never completely understood what she was teaching me in this chapter of Proverbs. Now that I’m 35, as I reflect on my life. I've realize she was speaking volumes, through this one chapter in the bible. Also as a father of 3 beautiful princesses & a son. I believe a future queen can follow the same principles my mother taught me.

  Please understand the point of this series is for you to apply the principles from your spiritual foundation. These are lessons I've learned and is my interpretation from my spiritual foundation. I challenge you to discover your spiritual foundation and live by your heart's interpretation! Peace, Hope & Love!  

Please understand the point of this series is for you to apply the principles from your spiritual foundation. These are lessons I've learned and is my interpretation from my spiritual foundation. I challenge you to discover your spiritual foundation and live by your heart's interpretation! Peace, Hope & Love! 

The Words...

The chapter starts, as a plead from a loving mother to her son and what it takes to be a great king...”The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him. What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?” ...As you read it, you can feel the deep love she has for her son. The true love of a great mother is irreplaceable!

 The Wisdom...

She loved him unconditionally, she doesn’t want him to fall short from his destiny...”Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.” As a man, I can say our biggest weakness is the love for women and destructive vices when dealing with our emotions. Which ultimately can destroy our lives.

She goes on by explaining to him how important it is to stay away from these vices...”It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.” ...Think about it! If a man drinks while being in a bad emotional state, this normally leads to trouble. Drinking or any vices during an emotional time can alter our judgement and destroy our life.

The Way I See It...

As most great mothers, she tells us the reasons why? ”Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.” Why do we have these vices? Honestly to escape our world's problems. Not realizing, that our problems will be their tomorrow , if we don’t face it head on! Your going to still be miserable or poor when you wake up the next day.

So in closing, Lemuel’s Mother like all awesome moms gave him wise instructions. Simply said, if you give your ways to anyone (woman or man) or to any vice (drinking, drugs, sex, even work) your not being a wise king or queen of your life? Just Think About It!