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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Poor Hearing

(Proverbs 13:8 KJV)  The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

Does this mean that poverty is a result of a lack of correction?  There are numerous behaviors and attitudes in Proverbs that lead to poverty.  Here there is the suggestion that those who are poor do not listen.  They do not pay attention when someone is trying to straighten them out.

Or is this talking about the environment of the poor.  Do poor people lack those around them with the ability to give guidance?  Would they listen if they could?

A lot of questions.  Either way, not hearing words of correction can keep you from gathering wealth and the benefits that come with it.

So?  We can work on listening.  We can seek out those who are worth listening to.  One can be done where we are, the other requires some changes. 

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