Sunday, September 21, 2008

Proverbs 14:16

"A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, But a fool is arrogant and careless." (NASB)


"A wise (chakam: cunning, shrewd, skillful) man is cautious and turns away (cuwr: avoids, departs) from evil (ra`: wickedness, mischief), But a fool (keciyl: simpleton, stupid, dullard) is arrogant and careless."


A wise and skillful man is cautious and avoids wickedness, but a stupid and foolish man is arrogant and careless.


After several days of solitude over the last few days, we ventured out into a pretty populated area. Most all were drinking, smoking, yelling while raising arms and pumping fists over football games and, in general, reveling in the flesh. This isn't about judging them or addressing their individual lives, but rather a look at mankind as a whole. Who will see the evils of the flesh and turn away? Who will forsake his own pleasure and personal agenda and seek wisdom? Who will seek the counsel of wisdom and seek the Lord? Will you?

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