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.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


(Proverbs 20:14 KJV)  It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

Other places in Proverbs it reminds us that “naught” (bad NASB) (7451a) exists.  The Hebrew word literally means bad or evil.  That is not the point here.  What I am taking to the bank today is a reminder that I should not automatically take someone else’s evaluation of people or events.  As an example there are some people who will make a blanket statement that war is bad.  Always.  They will claim there is no reason to go to war.  If they are talking about World War I or the Spanish American War, they have some basis for their statement.  If they are talking about World War II or the American Civil War then they don’t have a clue to reality. 

The same is true of people.  Don’t judge people based solely on the opinion of someone else unless you have reason to believe in the wisdom, discernment and honesty of the evaluator.  Even then be careful.  Remember that we, as salt of the earth, are considered unhealthy to the anti-God crowd.  Remember how the progressive media equates fundamentalist Christian with fundamentalist Muslim. 

So?  Do your own thinking and research.  Evaluate everything on the Word of God.  There are no exceptions. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I always said that I would make my own friends and my own enemies (though hopefully none of the latter). I might be a little more cautious if I know a friend has had trouble with someone, but I also remember that there are two sides to almost everything, except moral issues, and there are sometimes multiple considerations there (stopping short of situational ethics).

Pumice said...

The hard part is the thinking and discernment. Both are required.

Grace and peace.