The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge,
but the mouths of fools feed on folly.
The point here is that the wise earnestly desire knowledge. Reading is not something they do merely when there is nothing good on TV. They do not catch up on the latest news in order to be conversational. They do not learn trivia to be competitive in games or make themselves sound interesting. They love knowledge because it gives them further understanding about things that matter.
Fools feed on folly because their heart is not into knowledge for wisdom’s sake but for their own ego. They then reveal their foolishness by the way they spout off information that either is inaccurate or irrelevant.
What is your heart into? What do you seek: knowledge that is of value or information that you think will make you appear knowledgeable? What are you seeking when you read Scripture? A verse here and there that you can quote or do you seek truth that will lead you to a deeper understanding of God and relationship with him and a fruitful life in service to him? What are you seeking?
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