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, February 15, 2017

Focal Points

(Proverbs 15:14 KJV)  The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

The NASB’s use of “mind” (3820) and the KJV’s use of “heart” demonstrate the different cultural focuses of the two centuries.  The Hebrew word is very frequent and has a wide range of translations but all of them circle back to the concept of the inner man.  What is the focus of your inner man?  The inner man is reflected in what we seek in life and how we set our priorities. 

This brings to mind,
(Matthew 6:33 KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
To the world this is ridiculous.  To the cultural Christian it is put on the back burner.  Both of those groups would be joined at the hip as “fools” (3684), not because they are incompetent but because their focus makes it impossible to see the big picture. 

So?  Only you and God know where your inner focus points.  Only you and God can do anything about it.  Being a fool is a choice.

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