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.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Are You Like a President?

(Pro 26:6 KJV)  He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

At school this week we were talking about the administration of a president who did not know how to pick his friends.  He was an honorable, amiable human being but he assumed that if someone was his friend they were also honorable.  No, I am not getting into current politics.  I am talking about Ulysses S. Grant.  His time in office was wracked with scandal because he did not know a fool when he saw one.

That is the kind of discernment that is being demanded here.  Obviously you can’t change what you are not aware of but the point is how often you are unaware because you want to be.  It is often easier to coast and be silent than make an issue of things.

So?  Be really careful where you put your trust.  Read the fine print.  Listen to the words chosen and be aware of innuendo.  You might not lose your hands and feet but you might lose your shirt or your reputation. 

No comments: