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.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Wisdom Muscles

(Proverbs 24:5 KJV)  A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

In our culture we don’t often put “wise” (2450) and “strong” (5797) together.  We are a nation of sound bites, photo ops and facades.  When our world thinks of the wise they probably think of a shriveled up old man talking about “kids these days.”  Wisdom is for chumps.  The question today is, “What is the bottom line?”  Socialists and Progressives ask it as much as capitalists and traditionalists. 

In the Bible they are a natural link.  Biblical strength is not something measures in horsepower or bench presses.  For us it is the ability to resist temptation and put others first.  Our strength is rooted in a healthy fear of God.  This enables us to face death with no fear, surgery with peace and the future with assurance.  The wise man should not be surrounded by empty headed babes fawning on his masculinity.  He (or to be honest, she) should be the person who is always getting the question, “How can you be so calm?”

So?  Do you know the answer to the question?  Jesus.  Think of the words to that old song,
“Many things about the future
I don’t seem to understand,
But I know Who holds the future,
And I know Who holds my hand.” 


country life said...

So true!! You just brought back my grandpa, he always said this to me. He told me once he read the Bible from front to back three times and picked up things he missed the other times. He said never stop learning, be kind to others, respect the world we live in and always say your prayers at night and thank God for all he has given us. He was one of the sweetest calmest men I have ever been blessed to know, love and learn from. We as a society need to step back and look at ourselves, really look but the problem is I don't think most would like what they see.....

Pumice said...

In some cases I guess Grandpa knew best. Keep reading.

Grace and peace.