I know a lot of people who follow the “Proverbs Each Day” reading and study plan. If you aren’t familiar with the idea, it uses the fact that the book of Proverbs can coincide with the date in most cases. There are 31 chapters so that requires extra effort on the last day of the month (especially Feb!), but for the most part, it’s a good way to keep proverbial wisdom in my mind. I love how, even after reading something so many times, I can still find fresh wisdom in the words I read.
As I prepared to write this I was struck by the second verse (not the same as the first and not a little bit worse!) from chapter 18.
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
For me it was difficult not to think about #Facebook, #Twitter, and other such social media outlets. It is easy to point out any of the myriad of midnight rants from such communities, but I need to look at myself and be sure that I am standing firm. In the echoless void of the internet it seems far too easy to send out a blast and not have to listen to people respond in person. Often, I am more apt to call the driver in front of me an idiot than I am to say it to their face. Let’s all try to seek understanding in our posts this week and see how far we can…