In the last election cycle there was a cute saying that was being passed around and attributed to Einstein. It went something like this,
“Insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting different results.”I think we can all find ways to apply this politically, often in opposite directions. Here, in Proverbs, we are being reminded that some patterns are obvious. You can predict what is going to happen based on what you have observed and experienced.
It is easy for us to see “backbiting” (5643a) in others. What is needed is the maturity to see it in ourselves. It might be a different behavior but it still needs to be detected and corrected. Often we are not seeing how we treat other people because we tend to say, “Oh, that is just the way I am.”
If you can say that, maybe it is time to change.
So? I don’t know you. You do. Take an honest look at how you treat others. Are you the north wind of someone’s life? Ask God to help you see and change.