Proverbs in 365 Devotions

May 29

Proverbs 10:14 The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.

​Have You Considered

A Savings Account?

Daniel Castor

Everyone these days has a bank account. Well, unless you are some crazy red neck who keeps there life saving buried in a mason jar in the back yard. But even so, we all understand the concept or storing things up. Just as a bear packs on pounds for the winter, a squirrel saves up his nuts, or even the way you and I save our money. We do it for one reason... we all know that some time soon we are going to need to make a withdraw on what we have deposited.

 

This verse tells us that the wise lay up knowledge. I think the wise do this for the same reason, some day they are going to have to withdraw some of that knowledge to use in their life. Someday they are going to need all that they have been laying up.

 

There are two people, a wise man who very often makes knowledge deposits, building up his account; and a fool who lets knowledge slip through his hands the second he has had any offered to him. This will be his certain doom. One day he will need to make a withdraw but will be bankrupt with no knowledge stored up for him to access.