Lesson 85

Proverbs 10:21 says

The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.

I have tried to think of a righteous person who lips have nourished many. I am coming up blank. Is that not sad? I am a Christian who cannot name one person whose lips are righteous and give forth wisdom. I am not saying that there are no Christians out there that have anything righteous to say, but that rarely do they allow the righteousness to prevail. Typically I see more fools with no sense.

To be honest, I do not know if anyone would listen to the righteous. They are too busy being foolish.

I have observed over the last few years how people prefer drama over common sense. To discuss someone’s scandalous behavior or to jump to conclusions about someone’s comments or actions is preferable than looking at it with wisdom. There is no fun in that.

How would describe yourself? Are you one who possesses lips of righteousness or do you let foolishness rule and move through life with lack of sense?