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, March 16, 2015

The Age of Glory, part I

(Proverbs 16:31 KJV)  The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

In my middle school classroom I can’t talk about a simple garden hoe because of the way the thug culture has permeated the minds of the youth.  Picture using the KJV’s term “hoary head.”  Many people have never heard of “hoarfrost.”  Being raised in Southern California I am not sure I have ever seen it, but I know what it is.

Beyond vocabulary, this verse represents another significant difference between today’s culture and the Bible.  People who follow the living God accept the fact that, in general, age is to be respected, at least until it demonstrates that it has learned nothing.  Experience is the kind of teacher that young people cannot understand.  Even if age is not proof of wisdom, youth is rarely blessed with sagacity in spite of what your TV programs tell you.

So?  Don’t accept old people as knowing everything but don’t write them off because they are over thirty. 

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