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, September 15, 2017

Lean Righteous

(Proverbs 15:21 KJV)  Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

“Folly” (200) is not just a mistake.  It is an attitude.  There might be a tendency to see the problem here as the general ineptitude that so many of us experience.  This is not tripping over a crack or putting too much salt in the stew.  To be sure, it includes these moments but that is not the point here.

Some of us embrace folly.  Some live in it, for others it is a moment of wandering.  Either way it is not to be mistaken with a simple bad decision.  This is a wallowing in the bad decisions.  How often have I had a second bit of calorie embraced food when I know I have had enough.  When I am by myself I have a quiet gilt.  When I am with others I celebrate my decision.  That is the issue here.

So?  Start with general attitude.  Only God can really change that.  Then, when fortified, move on to the forks in the road of life.  Walking upright is a matter of leaning in the right direction. 

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