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, September 15, 2014

The Joy of Folly

(Proverbs 15:21 KJV)  Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

What is this “wisdom” (sense NASB) (3820) that foolish people seem to avoid?  Actually the most common translation for the Hebrew word is “heart”.  It appears that way 485 times in the KJV against only six for wisdom.  In the NASB it is heart 396, sense 10. 

What is this heart that so many lack, because I think it is a safe assumption that the majority of mankind rejoices in nonsense and frivolity?  It speaks of an inner man.  In this case it means an inner person who is rooted in the right values and principles.  It is the righteous.  It is the wise.

The point for us is that we need to understand that the main stream of our culture does not understand us or accept us.  It is not because of our personality or looks.  At least, it should not be for that reason.  It is because we have an inner rudder that keeps pushing us in ways that are alien to the average newspaper reporter, teacher, politician or neighbor.

So?  Accept that you are different.  You will stand out and that is not always a pleasant experience.  Don’t be a fool.  Live as your Spirit filled heart leads you. 

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