(Pro 1:22 KJV) How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
As I read this today and came across the “How long” my thoughts went to David and his frequent question. I know I have asked the same thing so I did a little search. The question comes up 62 times from Exodus to Revelation. Psalms, at 19, has the most. You have it being asked by God the Father and God the Son. You have it asked by the martyrs. Don’t feel alone if you ask the question.
What struck me was an assumption that came with the question. When asking “How long” the implication is that the answer is long past due. Look at our verse today. Solomon is talking to a bunch of people who are persisting in attitudes and actions that they should have grown out of long ago.
So? I know God is looking at some of my procrastinations and habits and wondering when I am going to get moving. I feel like I am not alone in this.