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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Two Cents Worth

(Proverbs 18:1 KJV)  Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

What level of disagreement is “intermeddleth” (quarrels NASB) (1566)?

There is another word in Proverbs for quarreling.  It means to strive or dispute.  This one means to have your ideas exposed.  The idea is that when you talk stupid it is clear to others that what you say it stupid.  Perhaps a better translation would be “knocks his head”.  It seems that you might put this together with the last verse of the previous chapter.
(Proverbs 17:28 KJV)  Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
How often have I felt like I needed to put in my two cents worth, uttered some inane tidbit and realized that it wasn’t even worth two cents?  By wanting to be included I exclude myself.

So?  Wisdom is wise because it is the product of experience and a knowledge of the truth.  We need to think twice before we try to add to it.  And as I write this I am planning to post on a blog.  Go figure. 

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