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, July 19, 2015

I Have Met the Fool and It Is I

(Proverbs 19:3 KJV)  The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

“Foolishness” (200) sounds like part of the human condition.  The Bible is not afraid to make sweeping statements.  If we were writing this today we would make sure that we put in the qualifier of “some” or perhaps “many” before the word “man” (120).  We would never have the nerve to imply that everyone was foolish.

But we are.  The exceptions are those who seem to listen the first time.  The unusual are those who learn from the mistakes of others.  In fact we tend to label people who pray first instead of last as being simple.  I guess that is part of our foolishness.

So?  Since we all go through it, I am trying to make it as short a stage as possible.  At times I wonder if I will ever learn.  The good news is that with the diagnosis there is promise of a cure along with God’s patience and forgiveness.  Hang in there with me. 

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