“Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him” (Proverbs 27:22).
Today’s Morsel: One of the things that I liked when I was stationed in the military in Japan was they would have ceremonies where we pounded rice into mochi, Japanese rice cakes. The rice was pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. It was time-consuming but fun. Solomon said that the same way that you can grind and pound wheat into bread, and it will still be wheat, so the same will be with a foolish person. You can grind and pound him with the word of God and yet he will not depart from his foolishness. The same way that wheat must be pounded and ground into bread, you can do the same to a fool and he’s still going to remain a fool. And so, he says, “Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge” (Proverbs 14:7). In other words, if he won’t accept the word of God, leave him alone. Why you may ask? Because fools make a mock at sin and you can become like him - foolish.
Sing: He was wounded for our transgression, He was bruised for our iniquities. Surely, He bore all our sorrows and by His stripes we are healed.
Thought For Today: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God…” (Psalms 14:1)