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, January 26, 2023

 Turn up the Fear

(Pro 26:5 KJV)  Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

I am going to make an assumption or stipulate of condition:  I am not the fool in this verse.  I am going to assume that I am the one dealing with fools.  I certainly feel that way most of the time.  That could be a sign of danger.  Being a fool is like being old and starting to lose you mind:  You are the last to know.

In spite of that it might be good for us to assume that we are surrounded by fools.  Keep in mind the proverbial statement that wisdom begins with a fear of the Lord and most of the people you run into during a day will not have a healthy fear of the Lord.  That will be true whether you are a bar tender or the keynote speaker at a pastors’ conference.

So?  Turn up your fear.  Understand God’s priorities.  Build your day according to that.  Expect to be the odd man out. 

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