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.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wise Jewelry

(Proverbs 25:12 KJV)  As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Reproof, rebuke, correct.  These are Biblical concepts that we don’t like to talk about because the Laodiceans are in the drivers seat.  Here is an important qualifier for reproof.  We are to be a “wise” (2450) “reprover” (3198).

Not everyone has the right to give people advice.  It talks about this person being like a beautiful “ornament” (2481).  I have seen some jewelry that is quite garish and brutal.  If you want some examples go to the 99 Cent Store and see what they have for sale.  It is enough to get you to swear off jewelry.  But discreet and tasteful jewelry can enhance and support.  We need to be wise jewelry.

One of the key traits of wise jewelry is reticence.  It is reluctant to speak.  A wise person spends a lot more time seeking the mind of the Spirit than speaking.  Reproof comes almost like a trip to the dentist.

So?  Don’t be in a hurry to set people straight.  Do be in a hurry to understand the mind of God and listen to the voice of the Spirit.  When it is time to speak, you will know.  You will not want to say anything.  You will obey anyway.

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