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.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Foolishness in Children

(Proverbs 22:15 KJV)  Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

This is a verse that will drive modern educators ballistic.  They would wonder how you can use “foolishness” (200) and “child” (5288) in the same sentence.  It goes against everything they believe.  This is another of the many differences between God and the world.  The world sees a child as being the source of wisdom.  God sees them as a source of foolishness. 

What is this foolishness?  We are talking about the condition of all human beings at birth.  We are born with the print of sin.  The world tries to tell us that children are wonderful and it is only society that messes them up.  The Bible teaches that it is in our hearts when we are born.

This bit of character is “bound” (7194) in a child’s heart.  It is not a passing fancy.  It is clear that it remains even when they get older because getting older does not mean that a person grows up.

So?  Learn to think in Biblical terms, not pagan.  Mankind is in the bonds of sin and needs a savior.  Pray for someone this morning that you know who needs to deal with the sin in their lives and get right with God.

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