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.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Deep Confusion

(Proverbs 18:4 KJV)  The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

Is this verse meant to be a complement or a contrast?  At this point I am thinking more of a contrast.  I think of some of the “profound” things I have read that only get me to cock my head and say, “Huh?”  I often find this kind of thing in fiction where the author is giving a poem or bit of “deep” (6013) thinking that one of the characters has shared.  I can just see people sitting around with enlightened looks on their faces and minds that are question marks. 

Often we feel compelled to accept what these gurus say as if it were the answer civilization has been looking for because it sounds so complicated.  In reality it is like a knot that is tied to nothing, hard to unravel and serving no purpose.  God’s wisdom is more on the useful level.  Yes, there may be depths that thinking can bring out, but there is also a lesson that can be drawn by anyone who is seriously looking.

So?  If you are reading something that refuses to make sense maybe you are not ready for what it teaches.  It could also be that it doesn’t make sense.  Go to the word for your basics.  There will be wisdom for you because the Holy Spirit will help you understand what you need to know. 

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