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.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Foolish Theme

(Pro 26:5 KJV)  Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

If you were listing great themes of the Bible you probably would not come up with the “fool” (3684).  That might be because you listen too much to the modern culture and not enough to the book of Proverbs. 

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, one of my software sources, says there are three words translated “fool” in our English Bibles.  The one used here and throughout this chapter,
“has at its root the notion of grossness, the dull and heavy habit of one whose heart has waxed fat, whose ears are slow to hear, and whose higher perceptions and nobler aspirations have succumbed to the sensual and earthly nature.”
What does that say to us about people in the world, in the church and about ourselves?  It is very easy to slide into dullness and sensuality.  All you need to do to see this is go out and listen to the general conversations around you.  I recently rode on an elevator with four young men.  We were only together for five floors yet I could tell you they were fools by this definition.

So?  Make sure that you are kept sensitive to all the glory of life and of our holy God.  Find a time to focus on Him every day so that you don’t slip into dull foolishness. 

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