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, June 16, 2014

Folly Is Not Jolly

(Proverbs 16:22 KJV)  Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

What would be some examples of the “instruction” (discipline NASB) (4148) of “fools” (191)?  Pardon my prejudices but any college major that has the word “studies” in it would fit the description.  Take a noun such as “women” put “studies” after it and you are supposed to have a discipline that deserves serious consideration.  In one way I am glad to see these because they remove education majors from the bottom of the barrel academically. 

You could go further and include the soft sciences such as social science which used to be called history.  There are certain things that may be interesting to study but it is a farce to call them sciences. 

But what is being emphasized here is any teaching or focus that rejects the truth revealed by God in his written Word.  If you understand that sin is real and in the heart of every infant you can develop a way of looking at society that has solutions.  If you insist that babies are pure and innocent and only corrupted by the world around them then you are on a fools mission.

So?  Don’t accept any theory or plan until you compare it to what the Bible actually teaches.  This includes the latest sermon you heard preached as much as the latest State of the Union address. 

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