Thursday, January 11, 2018

Speaking of the obvious

Proverbs 13:20 says roughly that you should hang out with the wise, and that way you will become wise.

Turn that on its head. Why should the wise want to hang out with you?

Maybe because wanting wisdom is already a part of wisdom, and those who hunger and thirst (and ask God) for it are the ones who get filled with it. The other "wise" recognize a kindred spirit even in a beginner, and they know how far they are from wisdom themselves.

Or maybe because you're persistent.

1 comment:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Hence the elders not kicking 12 year old Jesus out of the discussion.

I teach adults at times, and more often, go to groups where adults are learning together. There are people who talk a lot who nonetheless want to learn the best information, and those who talk a lot who want to make sure everyone comes away with a) admiration for them or b) their POV. Yet there is the same split among those who speak seldom. The seldom-speakers who are also non-seekers are harder to spot. But they are there.