Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Daily Devotion: A Fool

Bible Reading: Proverbs 24

Key Verse: Verse 7 - “Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

Key Words: Wisdom is too high for a fool

Solomon warns us against listening to the advice of three kinds of fools: the silent fool (verse 7) the sinful fool (verse 8), and the scornful fool (verse 9).

But it is verse 7 I want us to see. “Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.” The point being, this man has been promoted beyond his level of competence. He has a position among the mighty, but he is completely incompetent to speak with wisdom on the matters under discussion.

I read the following from An Atlas and Text of Ultra Structural Pathology.

“In the liver biopsy of a 21-day-old patient with Jeune syndrome (Asphyxiating Thoracic Dystrophe) who had marked hyperbilirubinemia, intense bile ductular proliferation associated with poital febrosis, inflammation and edema was found. The hepatic ultrastructure revealed lysosomal rentention of bile pigment… Other changes included proliferation of the membranes of the smooth endoplasmic reticulum with glycogen body formation, mildly dilated rough endoplasmic reticulum.”

What!! I felt as if I were reading a foreign language. No doubt, I was in over my head.

So it is with a fool when it comes to wisdom. He is in over his head. He cannot comprehend words which are wise. Therefore, he cannot take part in the conversation.

There is an old saying that goes like this, “It is better to say nothing and appear to be a fool than to speak up and reveal that you are a fool.”

What to do:
✞ Be wise in your conversations.
✞Always remember silence may leave people wondering about your wisdom - speaking removes all doubt.

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