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, November 14, 2016

Ignoring the Obvious

(Proverbs 14:6 KJV)  A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Why is it that some people can’t see what is obvious to believers?  To make it more clear I would put quotation marks around “seeks” (1245) to show that I was using the word tongue in cheek.  It is kind of like the kid who is told to clean up his room and doesn’t see half of what needs to be picked up.  He wills himself not to see.  Or remember when you were a kid and one of your chores was to do the dishes after dinner.  It is amazing how much food could be left on the plates after being washed.  “Scorners” (scoffers NASB) (3917b) are people who start off with a need not to see.

Confess my sin?  What sin?  Be patient and kind?  Why should I after what they did?  They deserve my anger.  We could talk about things like global warming, evolution, educational theory and even theology.  Those who have decided that they are above the facts continue to ignore the obvious.

So?  We make choices every day in almost every area of life.  We either make them from a foundation of wisdom or a desire to magnify ourselves.  I hope today finds you “easy” (7053) answers. 

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