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, January 1, 2020

Not Always Simple

(Pro 1:32 KJV) For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Who is included in this first group of people?  Who are the “naive” (6612a) of the NASB or the “simple” of the KJV.  In our culture of victims and victimhood we want to look for excuses for people.  Most would acknowledge something called the “age of accountability” and would be open to the possibility that the concept extends to the mentally incompetent.  In this context it would seem to me that this group is not excused because they are not sophisticated thinkers.  It would seem to imply that they are naive by choice.

I would also suggest that if you are capable of understanding the concept of being simple then you are not a part of the group that would be excused for their mental lack.  The beginning of the year is always a good time to think about how serious we are about our lives and our goals. 

So is any other day that the Holy Spirit might be talking to you. 

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