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.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Blessing of Sounding Silly

(Pro 26:12 KJV) Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Expressing your opinions can be a valuable experience.  This works best when you have people around you who will argue with you.  Theological arguments are of great value if they are done with the right attitude.  I have a friend that I am always going head to head with.  He has some ideas that I describe with such words as “naive” and “ridiculous”.  He feels the same way about what I have to say.  So far we have kept on good terms.  We keep quoting that verse,
(Pro 27:17 KJV) Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
It works for us.  I find that being forced to verbally defend my positions helps me think them through.

Another experience I have had tells me that when we hear our ideas verbalized it often becomes clear how silly they are.  Have you been there?

So?  Speak but listen.  It can be shocking how much we have to learn. 

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