Differentiation (as opposed to Integration)

People have begun to notice and comment regarding the decreasing frequency of my blogging. This decrease in the frequency of my blogging has come about because I realize that the things that I have to say are generally not things that people want to read. That is not anyone’s fault but my own, for I am not a prophet of God. If I were a prophet of God, I would have to write the things that no one would want to read regardless of their desires because God who would have appointed me to deliver His messages would not be at fault.

But I have come up with something that may be beneficial to some of you. Here are two Bible verses which I have had several occasions to use recently:

Proverbs 18:1-2

He who separates himself seeks his own desire,
He quarrels against all sound wisdom.

2 A fool does not delight in understanding,
But only in revealing his own mind.

New American Standard Bible : 1995 update. 1995 (Pr 18:1). LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation.
Advertisements

4 Responses to “Differentiation (as opposed to Integration)”

  1. Patso8 Says:

    I think everyone can be encouraged by that Joshua…I know thats a place I find my self struggling.

  2. Virgiliana Says:

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with letting other people be the judges of whether they find your blog interesting and want to read it. Perhaps you’d be surprised at what other people find interesting–or even edifying.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    OK, so Proverbs 18:1-2:

    He who separates himself seeks his own desire,
    He quarrels against all sound wisdom.
    2 A fool does not delight in understanding,
    But only in revealing his own mind.

    The first verse, to me, says that isolation and self-absorbtion are foolish, that we don’t find wisdom by ourselves. It is from outside ourselves that we begin to understand, whether it be from scripture, or other people… by not-blogging you may indeed not be revealing your own mind as freely, true. But avoiding this kind of interaction may mean that you, specifically, may also be further isolating yourself.

    Perhaps it is not so much that people do not want to hear from you as they contest the manner and attitude with which you put forth your ‘ideas’, and wish better for you. You have to risk ridicule in order to reap the reward of relationship.

    It is not enough to desire your own good counsel. In that way, you may well be a fool.

  4. James and Charity Says:

    So what do you make of the verses?

    I essentially concur with anonymous.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: