Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 26:7 NIV

“Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.” 

 

I just spent some time studying a few of the great theologians and commentaries on this verse. They talked about what Solomon was teaching us about useless (lame) legs. They discussed how lame legs were better then no legs. They discussed that you could not dance beautiful dances on useless legs. They even disagreed on what lame legs really were. Yep, deep stuff. After all that reading I decided to let this verse go and find another one. This chapter has 27 others to choose from. Then I remembered one of the earliest lessons I learned about Proverbs. Although there is great depth to be discovered in these ancient truths and although studying to learn context of the time can bring additional insight and application the simple lesson is always right there and very powerful. Solomon talks a lot about fools. It is a very offensive term. As parents we would not let our children call anyone a fool. Scripture even tells us that calling someone a fool makes you worthy of the fires of hell. That’s not a pretty picture. However, when Jesus made that statement in Matthew 5 He was referring to saying it in the context of unrighteousness anger. When God says in Psalm 14 that, “only a fool says, ‘There is no God’” He is obviously not unrighteously angry. Suffice it to say that you do not want to be a fool in how you share God’s truth or live it out. Today walk and speak God’s truth wisely. #BeTheEdge

 

“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭2:15‬ ‭NASB