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.

Friday, May 1, 2015

No Handicap Parking

(Proverbs 1:32 KJV)  For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

We always try to make excuses for certain parts of the population.  In education we call them accommodations.  Some might be obvious.  If a person has trouble hearing we would allow, or require, that they use some kind of hearing aid.  Some are questionable.  For instance we have the idea that if someone is not performing at the level they are capable of, they need some special help.  We used to call it lazy.  Now we call it a disability. 

“Turning away” (Waywardness NASB) (4878) has no excuse.  Even if you are one of the “simple” (naive NASB) (6612a), you will still pay the price for being off track.  That is the message of this verse.  It may not be fair but the warning is clear.  We get so used to making excuses that we forget that people can learn if there is motivation.

The Law of Gravity does not make any accommodations.  It is not forgiving.  You can jump off a bridge because you do not understand.  It won’t make any difference in the results.

So?  Don’t look for excuses.  Don’t allow others to use them.  The results can be tragic. 

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