(Proverbs 26:16 KJV) The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
In this case “sluggard” (6102) is synonymous with “fool”. It isn’t just a matter of being lazy. Think of the times in life when you have had a series of people tell you a certain action was really stupid and you did it anyway. I think of this when I watch certain videos on the internet. You have people doing the stupidest stuff. Sometimes it works. That does not make it smart, it just makes them lucky. This time. Next time, not so much.
Sometimes we are careful whom we ask. As I write a current meme on the internet is young fools eating Tide pods. When I saw the first idiot I thought his friends had been playing a joke on him. After a few views I realized they “knew” what they were doing. Their friends were egging them on. And they wonder why we wonder about the younger generation.
Of course there will be times when you are the only one standing up for truth. That is a matter of study and discernment. To use Tide pods as an example, I could be surrounded by an entire middle school of students cheering me on. I could have the faculty telling me it would be a good way to relate to the students. I still would not do it. That is the ridiculous. The sublime deals with things having eternal importance.
So? Common sense is available and the Holy Spirit will fill in the gaps. Don’t listen to the crowd, listen to the wise.
Monday, March 26, 2018
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