Episode 6-519: Wisdom Series - Conceit & Meddling

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26-01-2024 • 5 min

Episode 6–519: Wisdom Series – Conceit & Meddling

Let’s talk about Proverbs, Chapter 26. Wisdom Series – Conceit & Meddling

Proverbs Chapter 26:12 & 17

Today our inspiration comes for the book of Proverbs Chapter 26. We’ll be speaking about warnings associated with conceit and meddling.

Chapter 26, verse 12 reads:  (12) “Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.”

This verse provides a warning about being too full of one’s self. When we allow ourselves to think so highly of ourselves that we disregard what others might have to say or share, we do a disservice to ourselves and others. While it’s important to exercise diligence and prudence in our application of learning, part of diligence and prudence is understanding and consideration of varied perspectives. Disagreement or agreement when there is understanding, ensures we have considered available wisdom and experience in our path forward.

Chapter 26, verse 17 reads: (17) “He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.”

This verse provides a warning against meddling. There is no need for us to interject ourselves in to situations that are none of our business.  Now this isn’t to say that we should not offer assistance in situations where harm may ensue.  However, it is to say, we should be mindful not to voluntarily involve ourselves in situations that may not be productive.

So, be encouraged that you have the ability to be mindful with regard to conceit  and meddling. By avoiding the things that are not helpful for us now, we create space to do other things in our present and our future.

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