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.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Check Your Wisdom Scale

(Proverbs 17:10 KJV)  A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

Have you ever wondered where you rank on the Wisdom Scale?  It has nothing to do with how many years of school you have and does not correlate with your IQ.  It isn’t based on your race or marital status.  It is hard to gauge.  Here we have an indicator.

How do you respond to correction?  Do you blow up when someone tells you that the cabbage is chopped too fine in your coleslaw?  Do you get mad when people tell you that you are driving too fast?  How do you respond if someone asks, “Was that the loving thing to do?”  One mark of wisdom is the ability to listen when people try to help you with correction.

This is something that can be learned.  It takes an honesty about how you respond.  It takes a willingness to change.  It is work.  It can be done.

So?  Do a bit of a self check.  Honesty is called for.  If you can handle it, ask a friend.  Progress is possible. 

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