- wisdomThese two words actually translate as the same word.תּשׁיּה תּוּשׁיּה
- he who separates himself (from the foolish, unlearned multitude) seeks his own desire (that which is worthy to be desired), and mingleth himself with all wisdom. BarnesFirst let's look at the negative of isolation. Have you encountered persons who-out of selfishness, avoid friendly speak or relations with others. I do, and not infrequently either. I have some difficulty, in my natural self in dealing with people like this. I recently had to deal with a person like this at my job. This person was unkind to me and insisted that I had lied to her-when in fact I told the absolute truth. There was no convincing her of the truth at all as her mind was closed to the influence of another person, who happened to be me. This is difficult, especially as a follower of Christ, and I think the expectations of someone who has the title of Pastor is expected to be absolutely Christ like in all matters (in my flesh I wanted to lash out at her accusing me of something which Idid not do). But, in the end these isolated people are often thise whom we prefer not to spend too much time with, it is kind of like eating a lemon before being made into lemonade.Jud 1:19 These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit.Pro 14:10 The heart knows its own bitterness, And a stranger does not share its joy.
"How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing And fools hate knowledge?