Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Proverbs 10:23 A Fool vs. The Wise

Proverbs 10:23 (NKJV)

23 To do evil is like sport to a fool,
But a man of understanding has wisdom.

When God talks about “fools,” He is speaking about those that “…say in their heart, there is NO God.” Psalm 14:1 (NIV) “The fool says in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.” These people love to do “evil” just as so many love to play sports. It is an adventure to them… a source of getting an adrenaline (hormonal) high, just as exercise raises endorphins in those that play hard in their sports. From the evil companions that they keep company with, they will receive glory and honor, but their ways will still end up bringing them death.

As we saw numerous times throughout the first several chapters of Proverbs, those that study God’s ways and His word will gain understanding of God, and since He is the creator of everything, The more we understand about Him and His world, the more likely we are to make wise choices.

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