Death, Deception, and Wisdom




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My Assassination of Deception



If you’ve witnessed a friend or loved one suffer a slow death of character and emotion at their own doing, then you empathize with me. I’m ranting today, with righteous indignation against what is possibly man’s worst enemy.


DEATH to you, O Deception

For you convince me of what is not

DEATH to you . . . 

For your scheming fools the wisest men

DEATH to you . . .

For you destroy life and liberty


For Deception’s twisted ways are rooted in hell

PRAISE you, O Wisdom of Heaven

For your light exposes my confusion

PRAISE you, O Wisdom

For you undo the knots of perversion

PRAISE you . . .

For your truth sets captives free


For  Heaven’s Wisdom endures throughout eternity



[biblegateway passage=”PROVERBS 8″]

LISTEN as Wisdom calls out!
    Hear … her voice!
“LISTEN to me! For I have important things to tell you.
    Everything I say is right,
FOR I speak the truth
    and detest every kind of deception.
MY ADVICE is wholesome.
    There is nothing devious or crooked in it.
FOR WISDOM is far more valuable than rubies.
    Nothing you desire can compare with it.

I, WISDOM, live together with good judgment.
    I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.
ALL WHO FEAR the Lord will hate evil.
    Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance,
    corruption and perverse speech.
COMMON SENSE and success belong to me.
    Insight and strength are mine.
I LOVE all who love me.

THOSE WHO search will surely find me.

I WALK in righteousness,
    in paths of justice.

JOYFUL are those who listen to me,

LISTEN to my instruction and be wise
     For whoever finds me finds life
    and receives favor from the Lord.
BUT THOSE who miss me injure themselves.
    All who hate me love death.



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4 Responses to “Death, Deception, and Wisdom”

  1. Brandon says:

    Really good article!

    Truth annihilates deception!

  2. Joyce Knab says:

    Thank you. What a great prayer and I will be praying it for some grandchildren as they process the things of the world. I love the Wisdom in Proverbs but today I see how to pray it for the younger ones.
    Love you you and Ed.
    I hope that he is well improved from his climbing incident:)

  3. J.A. Marx says:

    Thanks, Joyce. I agree for the younger ones.
    Ed fully recuperated (except his pride) shortly after he reached lower altitude.

  4. J.A. Marx says:

    Hey, Brandon. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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