"A FOOLISH MAN"
March 20, 1994
INTRODUCTION: Solomon apparently was unaware of the subject
concerning political correctness. There seems to be no other
book like the Bible that tells it more like it is. It helps us
come to terms with reality, painful though it may be to face.
It calls a spade a spade. If it's wrong, the Bible says, "It's
wrong." If it's irresponsible, the Bible doesn't excuse it. If
it's adultery, difficult though it may be to face, adultery it
is. If it's greed, Scripture doesn't look the other way. I
suppose it's the lack of hard and tough-minded reality in our
day that keeps drawing us back to the Bible.
I don't know of any more realistic piece of writing than
Solomon's journal. It continually rips off our masks. Page
after page the man goes right for the jugular and exposes our
excuses. It blows holes through our rationalizations as it
paints life exactly as it is, warts and all.
I understand that:
I. WISDOM AFFECTS YOU AS A WORKER. v.8-11
Those who plot evil against others often
have their plans backfire on them.
Seems to warn of proper precautions;
Prov. 26:27, "Whoso diggeth a pit shall
fall therein, and he that rolleth a stone, it
will return upon him."
8b Wisdom teaches that when we try to
break through some wall of obstruction
so as to get something for someone, like
taking advantage of them or using them,
we can get "bitten" in the process.
(It may turn around and ...
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