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, January 29, 2018

Hardening of the Ears

(Proverbs 29:1 KJV)  He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

We cannot be selective in our sources of “reproof” (8433b).  While we are given the orange light for giving correction and the red light for gossip and nagging, when it comes to being on the receiving end we are not allowed to be so selective.  We are cautioned to seek wise counselors but not to refuse to listen.  Our tendency as human beings is to not listen.  That is dangerous.

I am not sure where the “often” (KJV) or “much” (NASB) comes from.  It is not numbered in my software and I don’t know enough Hebrew to go further.  The warning though is that we get tired of listening to those who are around us the most and we stop listening.

So?  Don’t harden your ears.  It can lead to a hardening of the heart. 

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