One in Messiah Congregation

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Shabbat Shalom


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Today we use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s.


July 4th, 2020 - in the 21 Century


July -- Julius Caesar's month

Middle English Julie
Latin Julius "Julius"
Latin Julius mensis "month of Julius"


Latin quintilis mensis "fifth month"Now the 7th month  L


Quintilis (and later Julius) has always had 31 days.

Julius Caesar reformed the Roman calendar (hence the Julian calendar) in 46 BC. In the process, he renamed this month after himself.



Yehovah God has His own calendar, which is deleted from the world 


We are now in the 4th month of God, day 12 - no scriptural name


Judaism uses Tammuz, a made up name

Ezek.8[ 14 ] Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Yehovah's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz - ( pagan deity )  תַּמּוּז -- a Sumerian deity of food or vegetation, a Phoenician deity



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Today’s Topic:

The price of Wisdom

Here are some verses:


[1] Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world:[2] Both low and high, rich and poor, together.

[3] My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.

[4] I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.



[10] The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: His praise endures forever.



[1] The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

[2] To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;

[3] To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity.
4] To give subtilty / subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5] A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:[6] To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

[7] The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.



[1] My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
2] So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
3] Yea, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding;
4] If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;
5] Then shall you understand the fear of Yehovah, and find the knowledge of God.

[6] For Yehovah gives wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

[7] He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
8] He keeps the paths of judgment, and preserves the way of His saints.

[9] Then shall you understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
[10] When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto your soul;
11] Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee…



[13] Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding.
14] For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver and the gain thereof than fine gold.
[15] She wisdom is more precious than rubies: and all the things you canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16] Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.
17] Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
[18] She wisdom is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retains her.

[19] Yehovah by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
20] By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

21] My son, let not them depart from your eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
22] So shall they be life unto your soul, and grace to your neck.
23] Then shall you walk in your way safely, and your foot shall not stumble.
24] When you lie down, you shall not be afraid: yea, you shall lie down, and your sleep shall be sweet.
25] Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
26] For Yehovah shall be your confidence, and shall keep your foot from being taken.



[4] He taught me also, and said unto me, Let your heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
5] Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
6] Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

[7] Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.

[8] Exalt her Wisdom, and she shall promote thee: she Wisdom shall bring thee to honor, when you do embrace her.
9] She Wisdom shall give to your head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.



[1] My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow your ear to my understanding:[2] That you may  regard discretion, and that your lips may keep knowledge.



[1] My son, keep My words, and lay up My commandments with you
2] Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye.
3] Bind them upon your fingers; write them upon the table of your heart.

[4] Say unto wisdom, you are my sister; and call understanding your kinswoman…



[1] Doth not wisdom cry? And understanding put forth her voice?

[2] She wisdom stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
[3] She
wisdom cries at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

[4] Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
5] O you simple understand wisdom: and you fools be you of an understanding heart.

[6] Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

[7] For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

[8] All the words of My mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

[9] They are all plain to him that understands, and right to them that find knowledge.

[10] Receive My instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

[11] For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

[12] I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

[13] The fear of Yehovah is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Forward = perversity, distortion, crookedness

[14] Counsel is Mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

[15] By Me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
16] By Me Yehovah princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
17] I Yehovah love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find me.

Early = to search for (with painstaking): seek diligently

[18] Riches and honor are with Me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
19] My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and My revenue than choice silver.
20] I Yehovah lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
21] That I Yehovah may cause those that love Me to inherit substance; and I Yehovah will fill their treasures.



[1] Wisdom had built her house, she had hewn out her seven pillars:
2] She, Wisdom had killed her beasts; she had mingled her wine; she had also furnished her table.
3] She , Wisdom had sent forth her maidens: she cries upon the highest places of the city,
4] Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wants / lacks understanding, she Wisdom says to him,[5] Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
6] Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

[7] He that reproves a scorner gets to himself shame: and he that rebukes a wicked man gets himself a blot.
8] Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

blot = blemish, spot

[9] Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

[10] The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.



[13] In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

[23] It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.



[12] He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor: but a man of understanding holds his peace.



[33] Wisdom rests in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.



[33] The fear of Yehovah is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.



[16] How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!



[16] Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

[24] Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.



[8] He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.



[30] There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against Yehovah.



[23] Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.



[3] Through wisdom is an house built; and by understanding it is established:[4] And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.




[1] And Yehovah spoke unto Moses, saying,[2] See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:[3] And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,[4] To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,[5] And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.


Bezaleel and Aholiab


[1] Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man, in whom Yehovah put wisdom and understanding to know how to work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary, according to all that Yehovah had commanded.



[1] Now therefore hearken, O Israel,

unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which Yehovah God of your fathers gives you.

[2] You shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall you diminish ought from it, that you  may keep the commandments of Yehovah your God which I command you.

[3] Your eyes have seen what Yehovah did because of Baal-peor: for all the men that followed Baal-peor, Yehovah thy God hath destroyed them from among you.

[4] But you that did cleave unto Yehovah your God are alive ever one of you this day.
[5] Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as Yehovah my God commanded me, that you should do so in the land whither you go to possess it.

[6] Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

[7] For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as Yehovah our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

[8] And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

[9] Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;

[10] Specially the day that you stood before Yehovah your God in Horeb, when Yehovah said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear My Words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

[11] And you came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.

[12] And Yehovah spoke unto you out of the midst of the fire: you heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only you heard a voice.

[13] And He declared unto you His covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even Ten Commandments; and He wrote them upon two tables of stone.

[14] And Yehovah commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might do them in the land whither you go over to possess it.

[15] Take you therefore good heed unto yourselves;

for you saw no manner of similitude on the day that Yehovah spoke unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:

[16] Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
[17] The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flies in the air,
[18] The likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
[19] And lest you lift up your eyes unto heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, should be driven to worship them, and serve them, which Yehovah thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

[20] But Yehovah hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as you are this day.

[21] Furthermore Yehovah was angry with me for your sakes, and swore that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which Yehovah thy God gives you for an inheritance:
[22] But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but you shall go over, and possess that good land.

Take heed unto yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of Yehovah your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of anything, which Yehovah thy God hath forbidden thee.

[24] For Yehovah thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

[25] When you shall beget children, and children's children, and you shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of anything, and shall do evil in the sight of Yehovah thy God, to provoke Him to anger:
[26] I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto you go over Jordan to possess it; you shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.

[27] And Yehovah shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither Yehovah shall lead you.

[28] And there you shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

[29] But if from thence you shall seek Yehovah thy God, you shall find Him, if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

[30] When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come upon you, even in the latter days, if you turn to Yehovah your God, and shall be obedient unto his voice;

[31] (For Yehovah thy God is a merciful God ;) He will not forsake you; neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore unto them.

[32] For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?

[33] Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live?

[34] Or hath God assayed to go and take Him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that Yehovah your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

[35] Unto you it was showed, that you might know that Yehovah He is God; there is none else beside him.

[36] Out of heaven He made you to hear His voice, that he might instruct you and upon earth he showed you his great fire; and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire.

[37] And because He loved your fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;[38] To drive out nations from before you greater and mightier than you are, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.

[39] Know therefore this day, and consider it in your heart, that Yehovah he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

[40] You shall keep therefore His statutes, and His commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days upon the earth, which Yehovah your God gives you, forever.


So where shall wisdom be found?

Where is the place of understanding?


Job 28

[1] Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.
[2] Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
[3] He sets an end to darkness, and searches out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
[4] The flood breaks out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
[5] As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
[6] The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and it hath dust of gold.
[7] There is a path which no fowl knows, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen:
[8] The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
[9] He puts forth his hand upon the rock; he overturns the mountains by the roots.
[10] He cuts out rivers among the rocks; and his eye sees every precious thing.
[11] He binds the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid brings he forth to light.

[12] But where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?

[13] Man knows not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
[14] The depth says, It is not in me: and the sea says, It is not with me.
[15] It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
[16] It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
[17] The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
[18] No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
[19] The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.

[20] Whence then cometh wisdom? And where is the place of understanding?

[21] Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
[22] Destruction and death say, we have heard the fame thereof with our ears.

[23] God understands the way thereof, and He knows the place thereof.
[24] For He looks to the ends of the earth, and sees under the whole heaven;
[25] To make the weight for the winds; and he weighs the waters by measure.
[26] When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
[27] Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

[28] And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of Yehovah, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.


In closing for now:


One more time,


[10] The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: His praise endures forever.


[7] The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.


[10] The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.


Ecclesiastes 12:

[13]Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:

Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man (kind).[14] For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.


Be safe out there,

Shabbat Shalom


 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם




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