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.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Better than Snowflakes

(Proverbs 18:15 KJV)  The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

This verse seems to assume that “knowledge” (1847) is important.  I heard someone say recently that we live in The Information Age.  You have heard it said that knowledge is power.  Knowledge is another major emphasis of Proverbs.  The Hebrew word is used in 89 verses in the Old Testament.  39 of them are in Proverbs.

Understand though that all knowledge is not equal.  You hear so much about the overwhelming increase in knowledge in modern times.  Don’t be overly impressed.  It doesn’t rock your world that we now know 1,000,000 more shapes that snowflakes can take.  At least it shouldn’t.  Most of the knowledge being gained is totally useless, unless you are publishing a catalog of snowflakes. 

The knowledge that Proverbs speaks of has to do with knowledge of God and His principles.  This is the information that has eternal application.

So?  Don’t neglect your study of snowflakes if that is your major in college but don’t let that be an excuse for ignoring the one who is designing those pieces of crystal.  Just think, no two people are exactly the same either. 

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