Monday, June 22, 2009
Pro 1:3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
Pro 1:4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
Pro 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
Pro 1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Pro 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Have you heard this one? "You can always tell a preacher, but you can't tell him much?" I suppose you could substitute many other types for preacher, but that one is a great example. Some folks, nah, most folks feel they know it all and are not open to new ideas and they surely don't want to find that they were wrong about anything.
I am refreshed to come upon someone who is open to instruction, or, teachable. They are like the sponge, ready to soak up knowledge, wisdom and instruction.
Rush Limbaugh, the pompous one, talks about kids being young skulls full of mush whose minds need to be molded into the right kind of thinking.
The Proverbs are a great opportunity for solid teaching and learning. The wisdom imparted in this book is unequalled anywhere, anytime.
The question is then, are we teachable? God has timeless truths available by way of proverbs, short, wise sayings gathered from years of experience.