Friday, June 15, 2012

Do you understand?

Proverbs 18:2

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,
but only in expressing his opinion.

Blogging is the epitome of this proverbial warning. I know that I cannot help infusing my opinion from time to time into what I am reading and reporting on this blog. Once could even suggest that the mere mentioning of some verses at the exclusion of others demonstrates an opinion for and about both those used and those not commented upon.

A fool ONLY expresses his opinion. The only role others' opinions play in the life of the fool is that of kindling for the fool to use to fan the flame of their own retorts.

The fool does not want to learn or understand. The fool does not want perspective or dialogue or insight into anything they do not understand. The fool likes being ignorant and hating that which they do not know. The fool is willfully ignorant.

Paul expands on this in Romans 1:18-20, 28

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. 19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.....28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

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