(Pro 17:7 KJV) Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
I find myself wondering which way this is to be taken. Does it mean that fools are not capable of pulling off the deception of wisdom or that they should not be allowed to do so. I am thinking today that this is a warning that we should not try to put great poetry into the mouths of the ignorant.
Have you ever been around someone who talks in lofty tones about something they know nothing about? It often happens in discussions of science issues. I think of how many people with Ph.D. credentials in physics trying to tell us about the sound science of evolution. Or how about the biologist who tries to be an authority on global warming. I would say I am amused at people who talk about Islam being a religion of peace who have never read the Koran, but it is not funny. How about politicians who talk about the Constitution who seem to have never read it.
So? We are expected to witness. We are to reflect a knowledge of God. That requires preparation in the form of study, prayer and meditation. Prepare.
Monday, February 17, 2020
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