- Dr. Stieglitz
Breakfast with Solomon - Proverbs 27:3
"A stone is heavy and the sand weighty,
but the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them"
It is a dangerous thing to become a man of vexation. It leads to foolishness. And when a fool is vexed, it is always worse. When selfishness, impulsiveness, and rebelliousness get angry and allow that anger to motivate them to action, it is always a disaster.
We must turn our souls and our lives over to the Lord to live in the universe in which He is God and we are not; in which the laws that He has established reign rather than the laws which we would create.
The proverb states that this type of anger is heavier than stone or sand. It weighs down the person and the life. It will destroy you by keeping you from moving forward. There will be many things that will happen to you that are against your plan and your convenience. Some will be from the direct hand of God overruling your desires and plans; others will be from the decisions and sin of others. But we must become people who submit our souls to the Lord to have Him right the wrongs, guide the journey, and redirect the way. Too often have we given into our selfish vexation and damaged others and ourselves in the process.
Oh God, give me a soul that will more quickly and easily surrender itself to your decisions and your universe. I have too often played the fool who is angry because everything did not go my way. It is you who are wise and all knowing. We, at best, see in a mirror dimly.
Remember, the goal when this life is over is not to have lots of God or memories of pleasure but to have a fully developed soul full of wisdom and love. In fact, true love is the height of wisdom.