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, October 3, 2021

Wisdom Isn’t Enough

(Pro 3:1 KJV)  My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

The largest part of what is called Wisdom Literature is written by two Kings of Israel, David and Solomon.  We read what they wrote and are blessed.  Often the Holy Spirit seems to bring out a special message just for us.  Some of the people I have listened to seem to read nothing else.  I think we can learn more if we remember who these men were and how they did not take their own advice.  

As I started reading this morning I heard the command to not “forget” (7911) all that we read and hear.  That is good advice.  My problem is that I know enough about the life of Solomon to know that he did not follow his own advice.  He was good at sharing wisdom.  He was a disaster at living it.  You can read about it in the second chapter of I Kings if you want.  You also can consider how the kingdom came apart after his death.

So?  Don’t be impressed just because someone knows all the good stuff.  Be impressed if they live like they believe it.  In the process try to live it yourself.  Don’t be like Solomon. 

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