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.

Thursday, August 18, 2022


(Pro 18:4 KJV)  The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

We often assume that when people speak they are trying to communicate.  I guess the big question is “What are they trying to communicate?”  We all know people who parse their words very carefully so that you get the impression they want but if you take the time you realize that it does not really mean what you thought you heard.  Even at the best of times our words can be confusing.  It is even worse when the intent is to deceive.

On the other hand, “wisdom” (2451) has clarity.  Again, you may not want to hear it.  You may deliberately not understand.  In spite of that, truth is within your grasp.

So?  As is so often the case, much of our understanding relies on our attitude.  We need to want to hear.  How often have you heard people say, “I don’t understand”?  You know they do but they don’t want to admit it.  Our responsibility is to speak truth, which means wisdom. 

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