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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Passive Tense

(Pro 5:2 KJV) That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

I don’t know about other people and other times in history but many Americans tend to be pragmatic in their approach to things like wisdom.  Why would I want it?  What do I do with it when I get it?  I ask myself these questions when I see the latest app for I-pads and I-phones.  I don’t know if you have ever scrolled through the Ap Store.  The resources are endless but again, why?

Wisdom is desirable not just because of what it helps us do but by what it helps us not do.  This is the word “discretion” (4209).  As you read through Proverbs you see some advice to do, such as work hard.  You also see a lot of encouragement to not do:  Keep your mouth shut.  Building Christian character is often what we avoid as much as what we pursue. 

So?  Spend some time meditating and considering.  Wisdom is for thinking as much as acting. 

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