(Proverbs 9:14 KJV) For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
Do you respect people in authority? Sometime that is good. Sometime it is a mistake. In this verse we are talking about a “woman of folly” (verse 13) not “wisdom” (verse 1). They are both to be found sitting on the “high places” (4791). How do you tell the difference?
Why would I take the word of Ann Coulter over Bill Maher, for example. I don’t know either one of them. Both are outspoken. Both make strong statements. I am sure that both get things wrong at times. That is all part of being human. If the two of them gave opposite statements of truth and I knew nothing but their philosophy of life, which would I chose?
On one side you have a woman who claims to be a believing Christian and gives respectful reference to the Bible and the teachings of Jesus. On the other you have a man who mocks all religion and I would assume, based on that, rejects the teachings of the Bible. Why would I put my vote behind Coulter? Because part of her belief is the Biblical teaching that liars spend their eternity in hell’s lake of fire. Partly because Maher belongs to a group of people who interpret truth as flexible and believe that truth is whatever fits their agenda.
So? This is not about two people. This is about deciding whom to listen to based on their core beliefs, not their political position. Life is never simple but truth exists. Seek it.