Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Proverbs 14:6 -- On Scorn and Understanding

"A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth."
Proverbs 14:6

This made me think about what about scorn prevents learning wisdom, and to me it seems like it is overlooking the wisdom and light that we can learn from others.  No matter who it is that we choose to scorn, or for what reason, when we do, we miss out on what we could be learning instead.  We're assuming that we are in a superior position from which we can judge... and that also inhibits learning, because it prevents us from seeing reality, and encourages us to base many of our assumptions upon this false foundation.

On the other hand, when we truly understand the relationship between ourselves and other people, and our relationship with God, then it is much easier to understand how everything else fits into this whole, and it allows us to learn from others, from God, and to build our knowledge on a solid foundation that can't just be washed away when we find out we aren't exactly as cool as we thought we were.

Today, let's work on getting ourselves out of the habit of scorning others... no matter what the reason.  Let's instead recognize that we are all sons and daughters of God... brothers and sisters to each other.  Let's learn from one another, and work together to make a better world, based on God's foundation of gospel truth.

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