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.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Simply Naive

(Pro 9:16 KJV) Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

Is it “naive” (6612a) (NASB) or “simple” (KJV)?  It is interesting how language changes.  Today we think of simple as being a bit retarded in our thought processes.  We are not capable of comprehending the complexities of our day.  Naive is more of a temporary condition.  My granddaughter does not understand gravity.  You could say she is naive.  She does not understand that when you crawl up the back of a kitchen chair is will probably fall over on top of you.  At least she did not understand that she was naive.  She got slammed.  How many times she will have to experience this will be a lesson in her ability to learn.  If she never learns it then she is simple. 

Some of us learn very slowly.  Is it by choice or by ability?  Only God really knows and He isn’t telling.  As far as it is possible we need to learn from our experiences.

So?  I keep making mistakes.  I keep hoping I will learn something from them. 

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