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, January 16, 2022

Check It Out

(Pro 16:22 KJV)  Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

I didn’t live in any other age so I don’t have a lot to compare it to but it seems we live in the day of the Expert.  They like it capitalized and feel like they should have a special pass that says, “Opinions must be honored no matter how ridiculous”.  I wonder is Shakespeare had any language arts teachers who told him he was mixing his metaphors.  I understand that Einstein failed math at one point.  Of course I also have family members who think I am full of hot air.  We must always consider the source.

This is what makes Christians different from adherents to any other religion.  We are given the written word and we are expected to be able to study it ourselves.  We are not to depend on the interpretation of others or what they think we should be doing.  Obviously this will result in us making mistakes.  We are to seek counsel.  We are to listen.  At the same time we are supposed to know enough about the truth to be able to tell an expert from someone who is wise.

So?  Be kind.  Be courteous.  Consider what you hear.  Then hold it up to the light and see if it is counterfeit or genuine.  If a 20 dollar bill deserves that treatment then so do two bit experts. 

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