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Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 18

Gold Nugget
Verse 2: A fool has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart.
                                                                                                                             
Commentary
It’s harder to try and pull the wool over people’s eyes in some areas these days. There will always be an opportunity to deceive people and therefore, deceivers will always have a place in society. However, since we live in the age of information, it is a lot easier to call someone’s bluff. All you have to do is “Google” it. A computer is rarely far away from us. Many of us have such a resource on our person at all times in the form of a telephone. Anytime there is a controversial fact that arises in a conversation, people will whip out their phones and call someone’s bluff. I like that we are forcing people to be honest and refrain from throwing out our thoughts as an absolute. I don’t mind throwing out that two plus two equals four. I know that as an absolute. We are now ruled by a “higher power” – Google… at least when it comes to trivia and misc. facts. You don’t hear many people argue the definition of a word that can so easily be proven one way or the other. We have surrendered to the authority of the Google, just like we did at the invention of the calculator. We acknowledged that how we feel about two plus two is really irrelevant. We know that the calculator has rule over what we feel and expressing our heart has no bearing. Today’s “gold nugget” speaks on this matter. A fool has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart. You see, only a fool will sit there and argue two plus two when you have a calculator in your hand. Only a fool will argue the definition of banana when you have a dictionary in your hand. We have acknowledged the calculator and dictionary as absolutes that we will not only adhere to, but build upon. How we feel in our heart is overruled by the absolutes in our lives. A Christian acknowledges another absolute in their life. A Christian knows that despite how they may feel about a certain thing, the Word of God and its absolute authority overrules all. We as Christians don’t walk through this life making decisions based on how we feel when we have the Word of God to instruct us. It’s not that we don’t allow feelings and the expressions of our heart to have a place in our life; it’s just that the established Word of God is the final authority. This is why it is so important that we stay in the bible. Reading and studying His truths will give us a clearer path to follow and confidence in where we are going. If you are unsure of what you know or what someone is telling you, just Google it... "Google" it in the Scriptures!

Prayer
Lord, help us to accept your Word as the final authority in our lives. Remind us that we don’t have the luxury of going with how we feel when the truth of the Word stands in opposition.  Amen

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