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verse 23: “Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool; And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.”

Why do most people participate in sports? Any sport here: football, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, tennis, golf, track, etc. Some folks participate because it’s their job or occupation. Some participate as part of an outreach program. Others participate as teachers of not only the rules of the games, but its principles. Some participate due to the benefits of exercise. More than often, though, people participate because they have fun and enjoy it.

The verse Solomon wrote here states that “wickedness is like sport to a fool”; they do evil because they enjoy it. My Holman reference even had a statement suggesting that they look on godly people as “killjoys” (and I’ve been called worse than that!). But Solomon suggests that the opposite side of the coin is true, too: to wise people, participating in wisdom is fun as well! So if you were going to participate in an activity that would be very beneficial or very detrimental…which would you choose?

Something to think about.


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