Feb 19

Good morning!
Text:  Acts 26-28; Proverbs 13:13-25
What an incredible book this Bible is!  I have read it through annually every year since 1995 – making this my 21st year.  And every day it speaks anew.  I underline as I read, and afterward I double back and ask – why did that particular passage get the treatment by my pencil?  What is God saying?  Today, Proverbs 13:20 spoke the loudest.
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise,
    but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
It makes sense, doesn’t it?  If we hang around with people of wisdom – those who know God’s Word and have applied it in their lives – made good choices and bad and learned – their wisdom ought to rub off.  To get wise, “walk” (live your life) with the wise.  The contrasting statement has a bit of a nuance. It does not say that hanging around with fools will make one foolish.  It says that if we choose the company of fools, we “will suffer harm.”  The impression I am getting is that, to be wise, I need to commit to a lifetime among wise people.  But, it only takes one outing as the companion of fools to experience harm.  Think about it.
in Him,  Mike