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, June 26, 2017

Lame Fools

(Proverbs 26:7 KJV)  The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

It occurred to me as I read this today that it does not fit in the self-esteem mantra of our popular culture.  If you look over these verses you will see a lot of terms that point out deficiencies.  We hear about fools, cripples, sluggards and drunks.  Could you see those terms being used in the next State of the Union speech?  I don’t expect it.  The criticism would be overwhelming.  Yet here it is in the Bible.

So many of our popular standards and expectations are antithetical to the Bible.  Child rearing, marriage, justice.  There are so many topics that the anti-God pagans have managed to insert in the slots of our minds.  The only antidote is to start pulling their programing cards as we find them.  And read with discernment.  It is not the “lame” (6455) that is being compared to a fool, but the legs.

So?  It is not a pointy thing, it is a spade.  Call it that.  My wife used to call the clubs puppy feet.  I understood her but others didn’t. 

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