Monday, March 16, 2009

Ready for Proverbs?

When is a person ready for Proverbs?

According to the authors of Proverbs, you're ready as a young'n. That's the time to start steeping in them, even if you don't know what in the world they're talking about.

But when are you really ready? For me, it's age 39. I'm finally at the point where I have to admit: I don't know what the #@*& I'm doing. That's when you cry out "Lord, I need wisdom!"

So, I experience comfort in the words of James, the brother of Jesus:

"If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives graciously without reproach."

So, repeating that prayer in my heart, I'm reading through Proverbs with the eyes of a beginner. Proverbs is leaping off the table at me like one of those spider-things in 'Alien.' It is amazing. I can't get enough. I suppose it's better to be a late bloomer than a bloomin' onion.