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, October 17, 2015

October Fool’s Day

(Proverbs 17:12 KJV)  Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

A “fool” (3684) is dangerous.  When they are comedians we think they are funny.  When they are politicians we think they are mistaken.  When they are drivers we think they are a menace.  They are dangerous.  One of the warnings that sticks in most people’s minds when they are out in the forest is to not come between a bear and her cub.  The mama bear does not stop to ask questions.  She does not consider a diplomatic approach.  She is not interested in your reasons for being where you are.  She goes for the throat.

Fools are that way.  They generally don’t think.  They don’t have any concept of the nuances.  Like the bear, they may not have set out to do any damage.  They don’t look at it that way.  They are guarding theirs, not destroying yours.

So?  Beware of the self centered person.  They may say they are sorry until your bones mend.  They may blame you.  Avoid them.  And while you are at it, ask yourself whom you are living for.

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