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.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Party Animals

(Proverbs 9:13 KJV)  A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

I taught middle school for years.  Twice a year we would have elections for the Associated Student Body.  I would say that 90% of the time this verse describes the person who would win the election as president.  We even had one candidate promising trips to Hawaii.  For one stretch I was able to predict who would win.  It would be the persons who was the life of the party with not an ounce of sense.  If they had a long list of trips to the deans office they were a shoe in.

Unfortunately this is the kind of leader we tend to elect.  We are drawn to the life of the party.  How often have you looked around for someone quietly sitting in the corner eating their lunch.  We are attracted by the noise.  While it may be natural we need to work against it. 

So?  This is important in elections.  It is important in picking friends.  It is important in asking what kind of person we want to be.