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.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Approved for All Audiences

(Pro 1:4 KJV)  To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

I am an old man but I was once “young” (youth NASB) (5228).  When I read verses like this I am quite willing to give the “amen” and look at callow young people who need seasoning with wisdom.  It is a very comforting place to be.

Proverbs, however, was not written so that we can find fault in others and look down our noses at them.  I understand that as we get older our noses grow so we are in a position to do better nose looking than we used to be.  In reality this is not just a reminder that youth need to study and understand what is being taught in Proverbs.  The principles of listening, paying attention and pondering should also be alive and well in us old know-it-all’s.

So?  Some things we never get past and this is one of them.  The lessons are for me as much as they are for my grandson. 

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