A Wise Plan

“...but those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness” (Proverbs 14:22b)
King Solomon was a wise man. Not a wise-guy, but “full of wisdom.” In the third chapter of 1 Kings, Solomon was told by God to ask for whatever he wanted. Solomon did not choose gold or military might or political power, but rather he said, “So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong” (3:9a). God was so pleased he gave Solomon a “wise and discerning heart” (vs. 12).

Wisdom is something we ask for all the time here at Fair Wisconsin. We ask for the wisdom of many others, and it helps. It has brought two new exciting things for me to share with you today.

The first is the launching of a new faith outreach group, Jews for a Fair Wisconsin. This group has been organized to reach out and involve the Jewish community in the fight against the ban. Many of the rabbis and leaders of the community have endorsed our position and have helped get this group up and running. This Sunday, we take our Jewish efforts for a test run, when Fair Wisconsin volunteers and I set up shop at the Hava Nagila Community Picnic in Verona (directions). All are invited, and be sure to check out the Jews for a Fair Wisconsin web page.

Secondly, we are launching our “Faithful Voices for No” project. Now, a wise man doesn’t show his hand before its time, but I want to give you a sneak peek at what you are going to see soon. So if you or your pastor, rabbi, or lay leader friend are ready to make your wise "No" vote public, e-mail me.


P.S. Remember how Solomon turned down gold, might, and power for wisdom? Through wisdom, he gained them all! The mines, the stables, the wall, and the first temple of God in Jerusalem. People from all over the world traveled to hear the king's wisdom and marvel in the “splendor of Solomon’s kingdom”.


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