Friday, June 21, 2013
3 The foolishness of man ruins his way,
And his heart rages against the LORD."
The rat race is full of rats. In nearly infinite ways Mankind messes up, fails, lowers the GPA of our
"The foolishness of man ruins his way" should be carved in stone somewhere.
Why does his heart rage against the LORD?
Lets use one of my favorite examples of ruined way: alcoholism.
A guy drinks. A Lot. His body becomes more corrupted with each gallon of alcohol imbibed.
HIS foolishness ruins his way (his body, his family, his life) and what does he do?
Accept responsibility for his actions and his alcoholism? Nope.
He rages against the LORD for making him, for creating alcohol, for allowing him to become addicted,
for destroying his everything, for...you get the idea.
As I said, nearly infinite ways. Some poor souls confabulate a dozen or more 'ways' to screw up their
It aren't pretty.
And it aren't necessary. The wisdom of God greatly overshadows the foolishness of Man.
God has taught us in His wisdom that our highest purpose is to honor God.
The flip side of the proverb above could be stated as:
"The wisdom of God profits a man in his way,
and his heart will rejoice in the LORD".