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.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Bring Something Else into the Storehouse

(Proverbs 10:14 KJV)  Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

In spite of what many pundits tell us, the economy is currently in the tank.  Unemployment and underemployment is rampant.  Few are untouched.  As a teacher I had my pay cut this year and the cost of health insurance raised.  I feel your pain because it is my own.  In discussing financial issues a professor once said something, not original with him, which stuck with me.  It was something to the effect that there are only two ways to bring a budget into line:  Spend less or make more.  Since I am making less I will know we are really in trouble when my wife decides we can’t eat out so often.

This verse tells me that the principle applies to our intellectual and spiritual condition also.  How do you become “wise” (2450)?  Notice the contrast.  One man will “store” (6845) the other man will run his “mouth” (6310).  Which is wise?  Which is “foolish” (191)?

So?  Which shoe fits you?  I don’t like the answer of that question for myself.  Only one person can do something about that.  The Holy Spirit is waiting to help.  I talk too much.

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