(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.