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, February 14, 2021

The Burden of Wisdom

(Pro 14:8 KJV) The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

One of the greatest blessings, or curses maybe, of “wisdom” (2451) is that it makes it possible for us to understand our motives.  It gives us a window into our hearts.  We know what we are about.  That is a blessing because being a believer means you are anchored in eternal and temporal truth.  You are not allowed to deceive yourself out of things you don’t like.  You are not allowed to stretch your words to make yourself look good.  That is the curse part.  It can be very uncomfortable.

“Fools” (3684), on the other hand, live in a world of delusion.  They will believe anything and relish repeating the lie.  It leads to disaster for them and often for the people around them.  The crisis is often delayed, you can keep shuffling money in your accounts, but eventually God will call the bill due.

So?  Wisdom may be wise but it is not always popular. 

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