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, December 26, 2013

Fool Sensor

(Proverbs 26:1 KJV)  As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

When a book of the Bible gives a lot of attention, maybe we should also.  Proverbs refers to the “fool” (3684) in 17 of 31 chapters.  The high point is this chapter which uses the word eight times.  Also there is at least one other word, (5034a), translated fool.  God has a lot to say about fools and it isn’t praise.

Sometimes the teaching is to help us not act foolish.  Here it is a warning about how we treat fools.  We are not to “honor” (3519b) them.  This is a word that is most frequently translated “glory” and refers to God.  We need to be very careful about giving value to the leadership of people who are fools. 

So?  How do we know a fool when we see one?  Read the rest of the chapter.  The first half will give you a rundown.  Evaluate opinions and leadership on what you read.


Gorges Smythe said...

I'd say that about 46% of us are in deep trouble. ;-)

Pumice said...

At least we know it which is a mark of wisdom.

Grace and peace.