Proverbs 19: King James Bible
Delight for a Fool – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter nineteen, Verse 10
10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Delight for a Fool
The word seemly above, is used in lieu of words like appropriate, proper, decent, fitting, correct, acceptable, or right. Understanding this, we get a good idea of the mood that the Lord would expect a fool to have.
The eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. It’s not easy to take delight in things that way, because you can’t see what’s around you, or even worse, what’s awaiting you down the road you’re walling will go unseen till it’s too late.
Don’t confuse that with having long term goals, as whatever the goal, it’s not at the end of the earth. You won’t be trying to catch something that can’t be caught. But I digress…
What this verse doesn’t say, is that a fool can’t take delight in anything, because they clearly do. What does say, is that it’s not right. It’s not the way it should be according to the Word of God. But this world is set up to cater to the fools and wicked that pepper this place.
Never forget the following: The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof. We should rejoice and be glad in it. But the world in which we live and operate in as a system, is not of the Lord, but was given over to Satan at the fall of Adam.
All of creation is a testament to the glory of God! Yet to be friends with the world is to be an enemy of the Lord. There is a sharp difference between the two. The world is hand crafted by Satan himself, to drive people into wickedness, or foolishness.
What’s the difference between the two? Well, the way I see it, the fools are those who say there is no God, and the wicked covers those who worship false gods. However, the wicked can behave foolishly, and the fools can behave wickedly.
Strange that this devotional has taken this route, but the rest of the verse in my opinion, can be included in end times prophecy. How? Well, I think of the son of perdition, trying to rule over the Saints of God, and the Jews of that up and coming day. He won’t simply try to rule over them, but will declare that he is God!
We have been given authority over snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. Yet he will make an attempt at it, and will succeed for a short time. Don’t forget, the Saints of the Lord are going to be Kings and Priests.
From an abstract angle, this could be considered as a scenario that fits into the second half of this scripture.
Just to make sure you know, this is my opinion and not “thus sayeth the Lord.” But it does seem to fit. The fool finding delight, and a servant reigning over princes are both incorrect in the eyes of the Father, yet have happened, and continue to happen every day.
There are just some things the Father leaves alone for a time, and I believe these may be among those things. The Father is playing the Long game. If he doesn’t straighten someone out here on earth, he’ll make it right after death. He is in no hurry, and leaves space to repent for a fool or the wicked.
But often, the fool only takes delight in his foolishness, instead of turning around, and laying hold of what the Father has prepared for him.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 7: King James Bible
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
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. 22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four footed beasts, and creeping things.
1 Corinthians 1: King James Bible
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1: King James Bible
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
Thank you for your Word, and thank you for all of the insight you provide, as we traverse through each verse, and each chapter. Open the eyes of our understanding to grasp all of the deeper things you’ve provided for us. So that we may become ever closer to you, and more like Christ Jesus your precious Son, our Savior. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Which is more disastrous; delight for a fool, or servants ruling over princes?