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The Wise Heart Mourns
September 14, 2012
It's wise to mourn loss.

Pillar Of Mourning
Salt & Light Volume V, Issue 36 by D. Scott Prindle

"The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of the fool is in the house of pleasure." (Ecclesiastes 7:4)

2nd Pillar of Wisdom's House
Life is a precious gift. mourning It is fragile. Those who mourn the loss someone or something most dear to them understand this. They are considered wise.

When we lost a business that was dear to us, we mourned the loss. We were also on the brink of financial ruin, but soon after our loss we experienced God's favor and matchless grace.

It was through a former customer that God blessed us with a new business and worked supernaturally to give us favor. Our business prospered.

Did we deserve this? No. But Jesus promised us that we would be comforted. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4) We experienced God's unmerited favor and matchless grace.

Were we wise because we mourned, or did we mourn because we were wise?

Where Is Your Heart?
It comes down to your heart attitude. When you are wise you understand that life is a gift from God and loss impacts you.

You're grateful that you don't get what you really deserve, but have favor with God. He loves you so much that He sent His Son Jesus to remove all that stands between you and God.

As you're doing business you see the people you interact with as precious in His sight. You see ways God wants to bless them through you and what you have to offer. You develop loving relationships and mourn when there is a loss.

Loss and pain are common to all mankind, but the wise have a promise from God. They will be comforted. They will experience God's favor and matchless grace.

"Loss and pain
are common to
all mankind, but
the wise have a
promise from God."

Fools live for the next high. They live to satisfy their fleshly desires from moment to moment with little thought about life or death. It is self-centered living.

The foolish are left with worldly pleasures that temporarily numb the pain of loss, but ultimately add to his sorrow.

The wise person builds a business whose purpose is to help others. The question we need to ask ourselves is, am I in business more for me or am I in it more for other people?

Next week we'll look at the 3rd pillar of Wisdom's house.
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