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, August 29, 2014

Pushy Makes Fools

(Proverbs 29:20 KJV)  Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

As I look at the different translations of “hasty” (213) I notice that it can be used in the sense of being pushy or overly aggressive.  I am probably responding to this because I have regular contact with some aggressive people.  They tend to think that their way is the only way and are willing to tell anyone about it.  Not only do they tell you, but they tell you again and get hostile if you don’t go along with it.

Which makes me wonder if I am that way at times. 

So?  Solomon suggests that we watch the pushy part of our nature.  Relax.  Say your piece and let people live their own lives. 

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