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.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Using Our Opportunities

(Pro 19:25 KJV)  Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

“Beware” (shrewd NASB) (6191) must be a quality that we might call sneaky or conniving, and is void of wisdom.  If you look at the contrast between the twit and the person of understanding you see a difference in how they respond.  On the one side you have a person who sees information, refuses to assess its real worth and instead finds a back door to manipulate the situation.  On the other side you have the individual who takes what is offered, internalizes it and moves on to greater heights.  

There is a spiritual dimension in personal growth.  You can have two people with the same opportunity.  One will use it to scam others.  One will use it to make our world better.

So?  We are called to understand things because we know the giver of knowledge.  It is part of being good stewards. 

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