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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Scorn to Lose

(Proverbs 29:8 KJV)  Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

“Scornful men” (582/3944) respond differently than “wise men” (2450).  It seems clear which of these two types of people is preferred. 

A scorner is someone who exhibits
“Extreme contempt; that disdain which springs from a person's opinion of the meanness of an object, and a consciousness or belief of his own superiority or worth.”
Not a pretty picture. 

I found the word “bring” (set NASB) (6315) to be interesting.  It means to breathe or blow on.  Does the term “blow hard” sound familiar.

Some people are always blowing their own horn by putting down others.  For believers this kind of behavior is the opposite of love and juxtapositioned to the fruit of the spirit.  (Yes, you can be impressed with my vocabulary.)

So?  We can express our opinion.  At times it is demanded.  But we are do to so with the attitude of Christ.
(1 Peter 3:15 NASB)  but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

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