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.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Concrete of Life

(Proverbs 27:3 KJV)  A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

This is a statement of reality not a formula for response.  Three things are common in our everyday experience:  “Stone” (68), “sand” (2344) and “fools” (191).  Have you ever gone a day without seeing a stone or some form of sand?  So why expect to go a day without encountering a fool?  I think the implication here is that fools are even more common.

Gear up for it.  Don’t be surprised.  Knowing that concrete has rocks and sand doesn’t make it any softer but it warns you that it is hard.  It is like going to the beach.  You can expect waves.  You lean into them or you get bowled over.  On stormy days the waves are bigger and you lean harder.

So?  Expect it as you head out or continue your day.  They are waiting for you. 


SLW said...

:-) Lean harder on stormy days. I like that.

Pumice said...

As in life, if you don't learn you end up on the ground.

Grace and peace.