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.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

The Pause

(Pro 10:14 KJV) Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

As I read this verse I am reminded that I don’t always need to share what I know.  While I would hesitate to call myself “wise” (2450), I have a lot of good stuff churning around in my head.  I have a lot of great ideas that seem to emerge from the soup and often have an urge to share them.  Fortunately for me there is not always someone around to listen.

I have a little recorder that I use to store up my bits of wisdom.  If I am really organized I will type those thoughts into a file on my computer.  It is amazing to me how many of my great insights into the gears of the universe turn out to be nonsense on reflection.  That bit of pause will often keep me from sounding “foolish” (191) even if I deserve the title.

So?  We are what we are but that does not mean we need to broadcast it.  That applies to both the wise and the foolish. 

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