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.

Friday, February 3, 2017


(Proverbs 3:7 KJV)  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Don’t confuse “wise” (2450) with smart.  Our culture confuses the two and overrates smart.  Think of the ways in which the politicians talk about how smart one president is and how dumb another one was.  Granted the evaluation is usually based on which political party is being evaluated but there still seems to be a premium on IQ.

Get over it.  Smart is what you are born with.  You can be an ignorant genius.  You can be an illiterate savant.  You can be a brilliant pervert.  Wisdom is not dependent on how smart you are it is a matter of whether you are using your “eyes” (5869) or God’s standards.

So?  Look for wisdom in others.  Seek wisdom in yourself.  Make sure that you are rating based on the righteousness that is part of everything God endorses. 

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