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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Finger Pointing

(Proverbs 18:7 KJV)  A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.

Have you noticed how easy it is to blame other people for our failures?  I know I often catch myself in the act.  We like to blame our wives (or husbands), our children, the president, the pastor, or the guy next door when something goes wrong.  It is human nature.  It is also an example of a “fool’s” (3684) “mouth” (6310). 

Yes, your wife forgot to gas up the car, but so did you.  Yes, the president signed a law you don’t like but you voted for the congressman who passed the law and maybe for the president himself.  Sure, your son broke the cup, but you were the one who left it sitting in the wrong place.  The list goes on.

It is hard to accept responsibility but it is necessary.  Wisdom involves honesty and where the finger is pointed.

So?  Today when you are ready to accuse someone of something, stop and think about what you could have done to prevent it.  Or even what you did to cause it.  Yes, I am meddling. 

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