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.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Wisdom of the Cork

(Proverbs 29:11 KJV)  A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

According to the NASB the “fool” (3684) “loses” (uttereth KJV) (3318) his “temper” (mind KJV) (7307).  Don’t get a picture of someone walking around saying, “I lost my temper, has anyone seen it?”  It is much more deliberate than that.  The KJV puts it much better.  The literal reading would be “sends forth all his spirit.” 

Have you heard it said, “If it feels good, do it.”  Fool talk.  “You only go round once in life.  Grab for all the gusto.”  Fool talk.  “Follow your heart.”  Fool talk. 
(Galatians 5:22-23 KJV)  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Now that is the beginning of wise talk.

So?  Self control is a part of walking with Jesus.  The Holy Spirit is there to help but he does not have a supply of corks specially fitted for your mouth.  Do your part.

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