3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
3:12 For whom the LORD loves he corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights.
3:13 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding.
3:14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. (Proverbs 3:11-14 KJV)
The people that crave silver and gold more than having good graces with God are fools. Why do I call them fools? If we have minds full of insight and information but live a life that dishonor God, that person is called a fool. There are so many fools that I cannot count all of them. I cannot count that high. The latest Congressional bill is a case in point. The bill is to help lower drug costs, the climate, taxes, etc. and every Republican voted against it although, when Trump was in office, that was what they said they were going to do but didn’t although they had the majority. I call all the votes against humanity, and being Godless, a vote from a fool.
In previous blogs, I wrote about what would happen when the end time came. How an unrepentant person would perish in the fires of hell. How liars, schemers, vile people, those that follow a despicable person, will follow that person into the depths of hell. Even if you are a willing participant in being fooled, it’s no excuse to elevate the cult leader. To passionately press your mind’s will onto someone else or to assist another person to do so, is a one-way ticket into hell.
Proverbs are wise sayings written for people like us who want to be wise. To become wise is to love God, believe in His commandments, and attempt to carry out His commandments with all your heart and soul. A proverb is a probability, not a promise. They are guidelines for wise living, but they make room for exceptions to the rule.
The Republicans fell short of having a life and mind that is filled with truism and virtue. They are betting on the people keeping them in their present career and gaining more wealth while at the same time throwing God to the side and losing their soul. Which are you going to choose? Assisting them in their endeavors is the same as wanting it for yourself.
We sometimes think serving God happens only when we go to church or help feed hungry people. Proverbs lets us know that a well-managed life patterned after God’s instruction also honors God. In fact, if we have minds full of information but lives that dishonor God, we are called fools.