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, May 14, 2022

Says Who

(Pro 14:6 KJV)  A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Have you ever used a word for descriptive purposes and had someone say, “What do you mean by _____?”  The reason that is usually a dodge is that if it is sincere, it is an admission of ignorance.  Most people are seeking time to think up a go-around or simply don’t want to deal with what you are saying.  That leads us to a good definition of “scoffer” (3917b).

That might also be a good way to differentiate between a scoffer and a cynic.  For all of his negative vibes a cynic can still be looking for truth and if given enough information might come around.  Of course the information would need to be good.  For the scoffer it doesn’t matter how good it is.  We see this in the difference between a socialist and a believer in the free market.  We see it between pagans in the pulpit and genuine seekers of God.

So?  Ask questions.  Investigate.  Test.  Do it with a sincere heart and a genuine desire for truth and you will find answers that ring true.

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