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.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Balloon Brain

(Pro 22:3 KJV)  A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

As I look around and watch other people’s lives I see a lot of disasters and dysfunction.  I see people who had all the temporal benefits that life can offer going down in flames.  I wonder where it started.  Were they destined by some mysterious act of God to misery?  Was there a conspiracy that undermined them?  I sometimes come to the conclusion that their failures are a result of having an open mind.

I say this because when I look at the possible definitions of “naive” (6612) I notice that “open mind” is on the list.  What the ancients meant by this was a mind that was so open that it became empty.  Everything that should have been stored up fled.  The lessons that should have been remembered were forgotten.  The principles that should have been internalize were rationalized away because their mind was open to foolish reasoning.  An open mind is like an open balloon.  It either holds nothing or has burst.  

So?  Fill your mind with the wisdom of the ages.  I will let you guess where I think you should find that. 

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