An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stupid or Ignorant?

(Proverbs 19:2 KJV)  Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

Ignorance is not “good” (2896a).  In our culture there is no excuse for not having “knowledge” (1847).  It might be good to point out the difference between stupid and ignorant.  Many people seem to think they mean the same thing.  Not so.  Stupid is a natural condition that is beyond your control.  It is nothing to be ashamed of, it is the way you are.  Ignorance is either a matter of choice or a lack of opportunity.  Many Christians are ignorant of what the Bible teaches and they are ignorant by choice.  They never read it.  Others, like new believers, are ignorant because they are young in the faith.  They have not had a chance to get into the word yet, but they will.  So as the verse says, it is not good to be without knowledge.

So?  Do something about it.  Turn off the TV.  Shut down the Twitter.  (Is that possible?  I am ignorant here.)  Stop checking your e-mail.  Get out your Bible and read it.  Sooner or later you are going to have to admit it won’t happen unless you make a choice to cause it.  You do have time.  Everyone has time to do what they really want.  Gather knowledge.  Start now.  Stop surfing the net and reading blogs.  The Holy Spirit is waiting to instruct you

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