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.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Bird’s Eye

(Proverbs 1:17 KJV)  Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

I am reading a book dealing with the search to understand the qualities that make up human beings.  Most of the book so far deals with debunking all the attempts to establish ways to measure intelligence.  The writer is a liberal who fits in with modern education.  He is afraid to say that there is such a thing as intelligence.  Proverbs has many measures to tell the quality of a person’s mind and thinking.  The overall word is not intelligence but wisdom. 

Here it points out that wisdom includes the ability to learn from your experiences and the experience of others.  The person being described is someone who does not seem to be able to learn from the most obvious.  To people with the benefit of the Holy Spirit it is obvious that some behavior is destructive.  It is clear that the wrong priorities can make success impossible.

So?  God always gives us enough knowledge to make decisions if our heart is open.  Pay attention.


Gorges Smythe said...

Sadly, what often passes for intelligence ISN'T.

Pumice said...

And academic degrees are no indication either.

Grace and peace