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, April 27, 2023


(Pro 27:3 KJV)  A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

We are told not to judge.  If you do any serious Bible reading you understand that it means to judge unjustly and too quickly.  The reason that is important to understand is that we need to be able to recognize “fools” (191) when we meet them.  Actually, I guess it isn’t so much as when we meet them as when we get to know them.  In some cases you might know right away.  Usually it takes time and observation.

In this case it is observing the “provocation” (3708a) that emerges.  The KJV has a lot more variety in how this word is translated.  I think it can be summarized in the different kind of strong responses that can be observed when life throws curve balls.  It would suggest that it is referring to reactions that are way over the top.  

So?  Fools tend to lack self control.  Something to think about when we mediate on our own behavior, isn’t it? 

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