(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.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
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