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, February 14, 2014

Wool Free Zone

(Pro 14:8 KJV)  The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

A well known aphorism is  “Know thyself.”  That is what Solomon is saying in his own way.  One of the aspects of “wisdom” (2451) is self understanding.  We have the luxury of knowing what is going on in our own minds and hearts.  We can read our own motives.  Others may judge us but we can know if we were being righteous or pious. 

Start there.  Self honesty is important and necessary.  You don’ need to tell anyone else, just yourself and God.

Implied in this is that it is possible to know yourself.  Always.  Ignorance is a choice, not a necessity.  “Fools” (3684) tend to not even be honest with themselves.  That is truly a sad state of affairs when a person thinks they can pull the wool over their own eyes.

So?  Spend some time in introspection.  Examine your heart.  Get to know the real you.  If it isn’t the person you want to meet, then talk to Jesus about a new heart.


Gorges Smythe said...

Good post!

Pumice said...

Thank you, Gorges.

Grace and peace.