Psalm 125:1-5 A Peak Experience A Song Of Trust By Anonymous
Proverbs 29:9-11 Excuse Me!
Boy, these verses make me mad!!!! Well, excusssseeee me! There was a comedian that used to say that. But I think it was fake anger.
In verse 9 Solomon is saying that there is no use trying to reason with a fool. Remember, in Proverbs, that the term “fool” is a technical term for an unbeliever. Non-believers do not have the Holy Spirit dwelling in them. So there are some things that they just don’t understand (cf. Rom. 8:6-9; 1 Cor. 2:12-14).
Non-believers react in one of two ways, usually (v. 9b). They either get mad or they start laughing. I was trying to explain some things last night to someone. In the course of the conversation, he “mooned” me and a few minutes later he “flipped me off.” Sometimes some people don’t get the truth.
If the anger rises to a certain level, they try to assassinate believers (v. 10). I know as a minister some wanted to murder my reputation, at least.
As a pastor, I realized that the best thing I could do when things became heated, the best thing I could do was to keep my composure (v. 11). I think I rose my voice only three times over ten years. Twice it was when my wife was insulted.
So excussseeee meeeee!!! I’m sorry.