King Solomon, reputed to be among the Wisest of the Wise in Religious circles, wrote the title of this article in the opening verses of Ecclesiastes some 3000 years ago.
Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines according to the Bible. The Concubines were not his wives, but kept women in his Palace for his personal pleasure.
He must have been Wise to maintain Peace in his Palace, and pay the maintenance expenses. What Solomon was able to do so long ago, is the stuff of Dreams and Fantasy for many men in the world Today. Internet porn is the substitute.
Getting Back To The Future and Today, it is reported
For those who don’t know, Mr. Del Mastro is Prime Minister Harper’s Parliamentary Secretary.
A Rose by any other name is still a Rose. Those who write the Law in Parliament sit in Moses Seat, the Law Giver, to this very Day even though we think we are a secular society. Jesus described the leaders of the People this way then, and it still applies in this particular case, and for the man made System of Government in General in this world.
Then spoke Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not you after their works: for they say, and do not.
For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
But you be not called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and you are all brothers.
And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.
Neither be you called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
You are IN the world, but not OF the world.
Some 600 years before Jesus, the Prophet Isaiah had some choice words for the leaders of the people. Reading Israeli news media Today, with so many Public figures under a cloud for fraud or some other financial impropriety, there is nothing new under the sun.
Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? says the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates: they are a trouble to me; I am weary to bear them.
And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Wash yourself, make yourself clean; put away the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil;
Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Come now, and let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land:
But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
How is the faithful city become a harlot! it was full of Judgment; Righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.
Your silver is become dross, your wine mixed with water:
Your princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loves gifts, and follows after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither does the cause of the widow come unto them.
Therefore says the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of my adversaries, and avenge me of my enemies:
And I will turn my hand upon you, and purely purge away your dross, and take away all your tin: