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, August 8, 2021

Even Fools Can Learn

(Pro 8:5 KJV)  O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

I struggle with the use of “fools” (3684).  That is because of the words of Jesus,

(Mat 5:22 KJV)  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
However, if you do a little research you find that people are branded fools in both the OT and NT.  I will leave that research for another day and turn the finger pointing toward me.  

It is clear that God has a certain standard of discernment and wisdom that He expects from each of us.  None of us are born wise.  In spite of the liberal educators mantra about the wisdom of children, they are total fools and generally learn most of their lessons from pain or discomfort.  As an adult I am expected to access and use the resources available to me, starting with the Bible.  I am expected to use discernment on the toxic mix that comes over the internet and airwaves.

So?  The positive news is we can learn.  The reality is that often we refuse.  Think and act. 

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