The ancient fool.

April 1, 2016. April fool’s day is a unique cultural experience where people on a national level participate in various practical jokes and hoaxes. There is just something satisfying about tricking¬†someone with a fake article or false claim, only to see their face drop when they realize they have been fooled. Perhaps there is even…

Proverbs 26-27: The fool, sluggard and gossip.

October 8, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 26-27. Background: Proverbs 25. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 26 The fool, sluggard and gossip: This chapter returns back mostly to the style in which we have seen the proverbs written in for most of the book, couplets of wisdom. However, it seems that the couplets are organized more by…

Proverbs 10: Character comparisons.

July 2, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 10. Background: Proverbs 8-9. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 10 Wisdom versus¬†folly: Chapter 10 begins a collection of various proverbs that are typically short in nature (2-6 lines) but great in implication and teaching. This chapter seems to focus on three groups, each the antagonist of the other, showing the…

Two lessons from a wise man.

February 20, 2014. Today a friend of mine and I were studying Ecclesiastes, and we ran across a passage that I liked so much that I decided it was worthy of yet again jumping back into this book for today’s post (in all fairness, it really doesn’t take much for me to make that decision)….