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.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Levels of Fool

(Pro 17:16 KJV) Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

If you had to give me a ratio of fools to wise, what would it be?  Are there any in between or does the Bible require you to be one or the other?  I think there are very few wise people in the  world.  The first requirement is to fear the Lord.  That pretty much rules out everyone who is not a part of the Christian or Jewish faiths because no other group knows the God who created.  They may fear Allah or Vishnu but since those are not really God they can’t be wise.

So start with the general population that identifies as Christian or Jewish.  Now you have to remove those who reject the God of the Bible Who revealed Himself and have substituted some watered down version.  The numbers get pretty small.

How about the fools?  Is it everyone else or just the extremes?  I tend to feel it is everyone else but accept there may be levels of fool.  That means that there are a lot of people out there spending their money in the pursuit of something.  They may even call it wisdom but the evidence is that they will not find it.

So?  Too often we set our priorities and standards based on what we observe around us.  We go chasing after false dreams because we see others doing it.  It is like the toddlers I have been around, all you need to do to make a baby want something is to act like it is important.  We can be better than that.  We must be. 

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