The Rod For The Fool

“Guide a horse with a whip, a donkey with a bridle, and a fool with a rod to his back!”
– Proverb 26:3 (NLT) –

Imagine a wild horse in a stable.
Before we ride on it, we put a bridle on its mouth.
When we ride on it, there are times we want to stop its movement.
Hence, we pull the bridle.
Without the bridle, the wild horse will go around senselessly, hurting others and itself.

Who is this fool?
One definition of this fool is someone who acts or speaks without thinking.

“Wise people think before they act; fools don’t–and even brag about their foolishness”
– Proverb 13:16 (NLT) –

What about us? Do we act or speak without thinking like a fool?
If we do, we should repent and change this habit.
What will happen if we refuse to repent?

“Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.”
– Proverb 22:15 (KJV) –

We are God’s children and He loves us so much.
Hence, God will use the rod of correction to make us repent.
Without this rod, we will do things senselessly like a wild horse in the illustration above.
He does not want to see us harming ourselves through foolish act.

With the help from the Holy Spirit, we will grow wiser and wiser each day.

Posted August 30, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

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