(Proverbs 9:16 KJV) Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
It has been a long time since I have seriously used my Bible commentaries. It isn’t that they don’t have good things to say, they do. It isn’t even that they contain heresy, unless you are a die hard Arminian who thinks Calvinists are heretics. I don’t think that. They may be confused but they are not heretics. The reason is that in most cases the commentaries are not sharing great insight into the meaning of the Hebrew and Greek but instead are sharing their own opinions.
Notice in this verse that the appeal of deceit works best for the one who “wanteth" (lacks NASB) (2638) “understanding” (3820). This type of appeal works best on people who are ignorant. What we often overlook is that ignorance is usually a choice. It is not the same as stupid. You can’t help it if you are stupid. You can be responsible if you just don’t know or have not taken the time to learn.
So? Sometimes ignorance is no big deal. I don’t know who the latest rap star is, nor do I care. I do know however that the fruit of the Spirit is more important than the date of the rapture. One is available, one is God’s business.