Proverbs 15: King James Bible
Biblically Destitute – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter fifteen, Verse 21
21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Biblically Destitute
1. without means of subsistence; lacking food, clothing, and shelter.
2. deprived of, devoid of, or lacking (often followed by of): destitute of children.
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Here is a scenario of one who is wise, versus one who isn’t. A man of understanding can’t have understanding, without first having wisdom.
The wisdom that this verse is circling around, is the knowledge of the Lord and his Word. This is the focal point. On the one side we’ve got someone obedient to the Lord, on the other, one who spiritually dead, or could be considered Biblically destitute.
After giving it some thought, there are several reasons a man void of wisdom takes joy in his folly. Chief among them, is not having a clue that their folly, is folly in the first place. Where there is no knowledge of the Lord, and the Word of the Lord, then there’s no knowledge of what is right or wrong in the eyes of the Lord.
You can see this in any secular television show, that attempts to have any form of Christian content. Have you ever seen anything like what I’m referring to? God is always played off as being cool with people doing things, that we as Bible believing Christians know the Lord is against, because of what the Lord has had to say about those things in the first place!
This happens as a deliberate action to lead others into folly, or out of complete ignorance of the Word of God. And ignorance, though curable, will still lead people against the Father, or at the very least lead away from the Father.
There are so many people out there that take joy in going against the Word of God. Here is an example of the life and death of the willingly ignorant, taking joy in their folly.
Think of a football game. The ball is kicked off, and is caught on the opposite end of the field. As the receiver runs fifty yards right up to the 50 yard line, he gets crowded and spun around so fast, he never even realized it.
But he keeps on running, and running as fast as he can right back to where he started. He crosses the line for the touchdown, but just as he spikes the ball, he’s realized that he’s in the absolute last place he thought he would have wound up. In fact, he wound up in just the opposite place.
As the Father will always tell us… Be wise, and not foolish. Be well versed in the Word of God, so that you don’t get mixed up in the way, and take a detour that you don’t want to go down. Prove all things through God’s Word, and you will be walking upright, looking clearly to where you are going.
There’s something to be said about walking upright. Not only can you see where you’re going, you can also see what’s coming.
Related New Testament Scripture
Romans 1: King James Bible
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
2 Timothy 3: King James Bible
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. 9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was.
2 Peter 3: King James Bible
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
We all need you and need your Word, and we’re thankful that your Word is so available to us these days. Help us to understand the wisdom that you have allotted for us, and should we be lacking, fill in the void Lord. Help us to walk in wisdom and understanding, and to walk aright throughout our lives. In the name of the Lord Jesus we pray.
Have you ever been shocked by the actions of the Biblically destitute?
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