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.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Choice ignorance

Proverbs 7:7 (KJV) And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

As I watch a lot of the political theater going on today, one of the things that stands out is the total lack of knowledge in the lives of people who are making big statements.  Much of that is because their teachers deliberately brainwashed them and kept them ignorant.  We can’t over emphasize the damage done by these people.  But there is another aspect and that is the matter of choice.

I would say that a lot of the ignorance we see is the ignorance of choice and the ignorance of sloth.  I see this because in conversations people seem to be totally unaware of what’s happening.  People don’t pay any attention to the news.  Or even worse, they only get their news from sources that are totally untrustworthy.  It is possible to get a feel for truth and for what’s happening but you have to look for it.  You have to think about what you’re reading.  You have to take it and compare it too what you already know.

So?  Don’t ignore your own responsibility for your spiritual knowledge and your spiritual life.  Part of being created in the image of God is having free will and being able to reason and to work with information.  It involves making choices.  God makes it possible it’s up to us to apply it. 

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