When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

{Proverbs 11:2 KJV}

I love the book of Proverbs! My children would confirm this, since I LET them read it at least three times, while they were growing up…lol…
The wisdom that GOD gave Solomon is very comforting to me. There’s not a lot of doubt about what he’s saying…

If—Then

This—That

One-or the-Other…he actually lays it out in a pretty simple manner for us. But some of us (me) try to make it more difficult than it really is.

For this reason, I am thankful for my fellowship friend!!

We were discussing this verse, and I went into a meticulous inspection of each word and how they are placed in the sentence…in my defense, I am only one Spanish class away from an additional degree in English…lol—who knew???

I put a great deal of effort into rearranging words and trying to interpret the meanings of proud and lowly and wisdom. I was all about the words as individual components…not the verse as a whole. I scoured other translations: comparing, condoning, scrutinizing…I was all in a tizzy trying to figure out what the verse was really saying!!!!

When ff responded to my scholastic waste of time, I felt a little ridiculous. This is what he told me:

“The verse is comparing the words pride and lowly. The proud think they are better and will be brought down where the lowly are humble and will be supported. The verse has the meaning not each word.”

ff went on to say:

“…the stronger we become in ability the weaker we become in knowledge…the stronger we think we are in wisdom the less humble we are. We start thinking we know things and can do things and do not need to or forget to follow GOD and that is what gets us in trouble.”

“I take lowly to be subordinate to GOD.”

Sky-clouds5-FF

We went on to discuss a few other things, but those thoughts will have to be for another time. For now…I’d like to keep it just as simple as ff has made it for me…

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

{Proverbs 11:2 KJV}

Gaining strength though our fellowship.

“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.” {1 John 1:3 KJV}

P.S.

If you know what the k.i.s.s. acronym stands for, leave me a comment 🙂

Photo by ff (enhanced)

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