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, March 26, 2022

Who’s the Fool?

(Pro 26:6 KJV)  He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

I have been looking to compare the righteous with the unrighteous this month.  I have had a hard time trying to find that in this chapter.  There is a steady list of statements about those who invoke God’s wrath but little about the obedient.  So let me look at the two roles provided in this verse.  We have the “fool” (3684) and the fool’s enabler.  

Fools exist.  If you glance down the beginning verses in this chapter, you find repeated reference.  It is used 49 times in Proverbs.  I would say that Solomon knows his fools and finds them everywhere.  If Solomon was surrounded by them I think we can assume that they are still with us.  

Don’t join them.  I think the point here is that if you trust a fool then you are a fool yourself.  I think it is also assumed that we can see the fools if we look.  Of course that starts with remembering that fools have no wisdom because they have no fear of the Lord.

So?  I don’t want to be either one.  I think I will work on fearing the Lord. 

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