for Today: Proverb Chapter 26
Verse 1: “As snow in summer and rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.”
South Texas, in the land of Israel, it was as likely to snow in the summer
as it was to rain in the harvest time. The Scriptures brings our
attention to the status of a foolish person. It is not fitting that the
foolish receive honor. As today's gold nugget says, “As snow in summer and
rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.” In
our society, we honor the foolish and shame the wise.
What is the outcome of this reversal of honoring the foolish and shaming the wise? The result will be the foolish seeking more folly and the wise in this world will be consider "fools" inappropriately. We may not change the trajectory of this world, but we can impact those who seek wisdom. Those who have wisdom, wisely sought it. In that, we see the wise are wise people always getting wiser. Fools are fools always getting more foolish. What makes the wise – wise, and the fools - fools? Psalms 14 says, “The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” We conclude that those who trust God are the wise, while those who trust themselves are fools.
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