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, November 8, 2015

Wisdom and Popular Culture

(Proverbs 8:12 KJV)  I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

One of the nagging questions I have is how people can be so smart and yet so foolish.  How can they know so much and be so ignorant.  Yes, sometime I call disagreeing with me “ignorance”.  After all, I am always right.  But let's allow for that and get to the real issue.  Recently there has been a scandal about an organization called Planned Parenthood planning their abortions in such a way that the procedure produces the largest quantity of human body parts suitable for sale.  I can understand when I ask my 8th grade students about it and they don’t know what I am talking about.  Their ignorance is genuine.  But to be a senior member of Planned Parenthood you would have seen the sonograms of living babies.  You would know the research on fetal pain and understand that many of the babies being killed would survive if delivered by genuine doctors and nurses.  You would know and still celebrate the harvest.

What is missing?  Here we mention “prudence” (6195) and “discretion” (4209).  Other places it points out another lack.
(Proverbs 9:10 KJV)  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Not only do they not fear God, but they also do not fear a government and a judicial system that looks the other way.

So?  Part of wisdom is facing truth even if it is not politically correct and part of the current social standard.  Stand tall for righteousness.

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