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.

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Self-Confident Fools

(Pro 17:7 KJV)  Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

Proverbs has a lot to say about fools.  In this chapter it comes up seven times.  The actual Hebrew has the idea of open, as in vacant.  The Amplified Bible throws in some helpful adjectives:  Empty headed and self-confident.  The first is usually obvious but we sometimes confuse the second for actual ability.

Don’t be convinced just because someone is sure of themselves.  What I find is a time to be wary is when someone tells me something they read on the internet or heard on You Tube.  That should wave the “fool” (5036) flag rigorously.

So?  Wisdom and truth have always been found in the Bible.  In our day and age that should be a double-down because our culture has turned its back on both.  Read and contemplate.  Compare what God says to what you neighborhood guru is proclaiming. 

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