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, January 13, 2012

Smelly Associations

(Proverbs 13:20 KJV)  He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Have you noticed how people who smoke don’t seem to be aware that they smell like tobacco?  The smell clings to everything it touches.  I had a friend in my youth who would come over and want to go for coffee.  I would always go.  When I would get back I would need to change clothes and take another shower because I would reek of the weed.  It was a minor inconvenience. 

The ideas and thought patterns of others effect us the same way.  We may not even notice but we begin to pick up style from those around us.  Have you been around someone who supposedly went to school and has an education and had them talk about “dising” someone.  This is not English.  It is Ebonics.  It is a word from the world of gangs and rap. 

What kind of wisdom substitutes have you picked up from your environment?

So?  Be careful who you hang with.  The wisdom you sacrifice may be your own.

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