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.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fool Trust

(Proverbs 26:10 KJV)  The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

Again we experience the mystery of the translator’s mind.  Note the word translated “rewardeth” (7936) in the KJV is translated “hired” in the NASB.  Out of the 22 times it appears in the KJV, 14 times it is translated with a variation of “hire”.  Only here in Proverbs do we see it twice as “rewardeth”.  Why?  Who knows?

Either way the “fool” (3684) is not going to be happy in the end.  Neither is the person who trusts them.  This whole passage in Proverbs echoes with that warning.  We are not supposed to give fools responsibility hoping they will learn in the process.  We are to avoid trusting them.  Because they are fools they cannot be trusted.  We should know better.

So?  The hardest step for some people is admitting that some people are genuinely, totally fools.  Like evil, many do not want to see what is right in front of them.  We need to make sure our eyes are open and our minds in gear or we might be counted as one of them. 

1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

I doubt if that's what the Lord had in mind, but politics is the first thing that came to mind for me.