Well we’re half way through the work week and only a few days till our Easter Festival we hope to see you there and hope you invite others to join you.
Here’s another corny joke for your enjoyment, Why did the lizard go on a diet? He weighed too much for its scales. Oh well, hope you chuckled over that.
Our meditation for today is found in Prov. 17:7 Eloquent words are not fitting for a fool; even less are lies fitting for a ruler.”
This verse has two comparative thoughts to delve into. 1) Words of wisdom & foolish people don’t go together.
2) A person in a place of
leadership with a tendency
to lie isn’t trustworthy.
Now let’s for a minute think about this;
It is a total contradiction for a
foolish person to be seen as
someone that we should go to
for wise, helpful advice.
When selecting a person to be
placed in leadership, the
absolute last person to select
would be a person who does
not place value on truth.
The advice we are being given here is that we should always walk away from people who have proven to give bad advice (foolish), and who truth is foreign too. (lie when it’s convenient)
Solomon is consistent in his advice remember:
Prov. 1:7 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge (wisdom) but fools despise wisdom and discipline (truth).
Prov. 14:1 Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good.
So Go With God He places great value on this foundational knowledge; Fear of God & Honor of truth. So if we take those same positions we will be on safe ground.