- Religion and Philosophy
All That Glitters
If you're a lover of music and learning you will like the song. The story lesson is a sad tale in song of a lesson learned, a hard life lesson, but learned late. And oh so true in many life stories. Mistakes made, lives disrupted, and years of regret and sadness. Hurting hearts and betrayal. Personally I prefer happy songs and happy stories but we can learn from many forms of experience. The story is about a husband who is saddened by the memory of an unfaithful wife. He was dazzled by her beauty and fell in love with her. They married and she bore a child to him, but then she left them to pursue her own pleasure. Sadly, he discovered that he had been deceived, and that her beauty was only on the surface, that the heart was not trustworthy. He speaks of his hurt and the harm her betrayal caused him and their daughter. He has learned a painful but valuable lesson. He said, "Now, I know that everything that glitters is not gold" But he has to deal with his memories. I've spent some time learning those kinds of lessons and I've sought to be made wiser. I don't want to waste my time with counterfeits.
Everything That Glitters Is Not Gold
The song is an allegory, a parable from the world which is filled with wisdom for life. It's one man's personal heartbreak story but it's more than that. It's a reminder to others to beware. The song spoke to my heart and after thinking it over I prayed for a deeper insight, I can see a deep spiritual lesson which would be beneficial to think on and to put into practice. I would like to add that even though the story speaks of a female, it's true that deceit and betrayal is not limited to a particular gender. It's a human being problem.
So how can we improve our own life story by learning a lesson from what others have experienced and taught?
A wise man will open the ear and the heart so that he might find the true gold he seeks. The quality of our lives is decided by the issues of our hearts. There are many valuable lessons in scripture about trusting in the wisdom of God for making all our life decisions. Especially when this involves choosing our friends, our spiritual leaders, or our life mate. And it's possible to seek wisdom to protect our lives and those of our loved ones through inquiring prayers. We can be easily led astray by our inability to see the hidden things in the hearts of men. Only God knows who is who! would be wise to never our trust in men who do not have trustworthy character. Although we don't want to walk in any form of hatred we need guidance from above in order to save ourselves from hurt and harm.
We learn to try the spirits in all things we deal with in life, for some people might promise peace and safety but lead toward paths of destruction. We can become wise as serpents, as we seek the Lord before committing ourselves to anything. When he reveals to us that there is insincerity in our midst, he will give wisdom to react wisely. The good and honest heart which seeks to follow Christ and Christ only will not suffer the hurts of being led astray by brightly glittering words and deeds which have corruption hidden in secret places only God can see.
My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: 2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. 3 For the lips of a strange woman (Deceit and seduction) drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: 4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.