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, May 9, 2012

Ignorance or Motivation?

(Proverbs 9:6 KJV)  Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

One of the great mysteries of teaching is trying to get past the statement of students, “I don’t 'understanding' (998).”  I have explained, put the directions in writing, demonstrated how to do it and answered questions.  People are working and producing.  I notice one student doing her nails or filling in all the “O’s” on his paper.  I tell them to get to work.  They respond, “I don’t know what to do.”

Really?  Really?  Maybe they  don’t want “understanding” (998).

Why don’t we forsake foolishness and walk the Highway of Holiness?  I will grant you sometimes there are real issues and ignorance.  Will you grant me that sometimes we just don’t want to understand?

So?  The ball is in your court.  It is always in your court but remember that you are not in competition with me or anyone else.  God is the line judge.  Carefully examine your heart and mind and honestly ask if the problem is understanding or motivation. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I've noticed that most ignorance really IS willful. I'm sure you see it every day.

Pumice said...

Spot on. I can deal with it, after all I have to deal with it in myself, but I have real problems with the deliberate aspect. And then they want special consideration.

Grace and peace.