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, October 10, 2016

Smarter Than a Squirrel

(Proverbs 10:14 KJV)  Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

As I read this today the picture came to mind of a squirrel running around burying nuts.  I have also heard of hoards of nuts stored in hollow trees.  Is it true or just a cartoon meme?  My Bible study today involved a quest through Google.  Evidently scientists don’t have much to do because there have actually been studies done on this topic.  Different squirrels have different styles but the experts have determined that they remember where they put their nuts.

One interesting point made was that some squirrels will dig up and re-bury their caches to see if the nuts are still fresh and refresh their memory about where they were stored.  If it works for squirrels then maybe it would work for the “wise” (2450).  You can’t remember what you never learned.  At the same time a shelf full of books getting dusty doesn’t necessarily make for an informed citizen or believer. 

A dusty Bible is even worse.

So?  Are you smarter than a fifth grade squirrel?  Prove it. 

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