Proverbs and Responsibility…

Having gone through Proverbs last week, I was struck by a simple fact. Good, though often simple, is wise, while evil, though often complex, is foolish. There is little hope for the unwise, but there is hope. We’re all a little unwise at times, and some (like myself,) more than a little unwise. There are also two contrasting points about charity and friends: it’s good to give charitably to the poor, but it’s unwise to be surety for others. I’m reminded of something I once read in Ecclesiastes, though, which may make better sense in the context of the whole book than it does here, but I can see a good parallel here. It warns against being too foolish and too sinful, but it also advises against being too wise and righteous, especially in youth. This also reminds me of the Law, which tells the Israelites to not be usurers to each other, and Christ, Who reminds us to make peace before going to court. But, just like everything else, it all boils down to loving God with all we are and have, loving each other like we love ourselves, and doing to others what we would have them do to us.

David Miller (17)

The Lord has laid on my heart the ministry of a street chaplain. I've lived all over this country. I love God and this fellowship. My ministry can be found at

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