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.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fool’s Rush

(Proverbs 27:12 KJV)  A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

This brings to mind the saying, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”  I think Elvis used it in a song.  It is often a quality of youth.  Young people seem to think they are cape-less crusaders, impervious to the forces of opposition.  That may be because they have not had enough experience to run into any walls.  Yet.

I remember I used to ride a motorcycle.  Then I had children.  I had enough sense to decide to stay off the bike until my kids were old enough for me to die.  Now they are there but experience has taught me that the ground is hard and I don’t heal as fast as I used to.

So?  Learn by experience.  If you don’t have experience, watch others.  Listen to others.  Imitate others.  Don’t be “simple” (naive NASB) (6612a). 

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