(Proverbs 11:29 KJV) He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
The second part of this verse does not necessarily have to do with the first although I can see how one relates to the other. A fool would mess with his own house. We have the phrase, “foul your own nest”. I don’t know if you have ever seen pictures portraying the work space of a computer geek who has empty pizza boxes piled by the chair. I have actually seen that in real life. It is disgustingly awesome.
The “foolish” (191) have certain qualities. Proverbs keeps bringing them out. They have personalities that make them useful only on tasks that do not really matter. It says they will be “servants” (5650) but it does not say that they will be useful servants. They will be the kind of housekeepers that might be trusted to change the toilet paper but will need to be checked to see if they get it rolling the right way.
So? Some people are not worthy of being in responsible positions. That should never be said of followers of Jesus.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
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