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.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Velcro Wisdom

(Pro 17:24 KJV)  Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

The older I get the less I am impressed by formal education and diplomas on the wall.  We are surrounded by “experts” who have velcro closures because they never learned how to tie their shoes.  As a teacher I was constantly assaulted by the new insights of consultants and gurus.  I was told how to teach by people who had never taught.  I have been lectured on how to raise children by childless geniuses.  We have all been there.

We need people who have a deeper “understanding” (995) than they can get in a textbook or through the process of Greek logic.  Textbooks have their place.  Logic is valuable.  What is more important is the insight that comes from a fear of God and an understanding of the eternal principles.  Too often we base our ideas about things like global warming on yesterday’s temperature instead of an honest listing for the last hundred years.

So?  The insights that God gives us come from even more than documents 2,000 years old.  They come from a timeless eternity that looks back and forward and draws a line between truth and opinion.  Pay attention. 

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