The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.
The twentieth comic of Fools Made Wise starts with Pop, Mom, James, and Leroy at a birthday party for Pop. James is wishing Pop a happy birthday and tells him that he’s the hardest working man he knows, truly the type of man he wants to become. This shows us the first part of Proverbs 10:20, that the tongue of the wicked is like choice silver. James’ words to his father are weighty. Substantial. They hold great worth and value for Pop.
The scene then shifts to Leroy who is disgusted with the whole thing. He thinks James is just needlessly praising Pop, and he just wants to cut the cake and get out of there. Mom chastises Leroy for his rudeness, asking him where are his manners. Leroy retorts that he didn’t come to fawn over Pop but to get himself some chocolate cake. Oh Leroy…
As this comic ends, Leroy “uses his manners” to request the largest piece of cake he can get. Leroy’s total disregard for his father shows the second part of Proverbs 10:20, that the heart of the wicked is of little worth. Leroy is consumed with thinking about himself, and shows us that when we are self-absorbed, we don’t have anything of lasting value to share with others.
I am so glad that when we trust Jesus, He gives us a NEW heart: a heart that values others, and a heart that is of great worth. May what we say, then, come from our new heart in Him!
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