“Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.”
A mortar and pestle is used to crush grains into fine powder.
The children of Israel used this process with the manna God provided for them. They baked it in pans and made cakes.
“And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium. And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.”
The pestle is used to put great pressure on the substance in the mortar.
Even the greatest pressure cannot force foolishness out of a person.
Each of us must choose to depart from foolishness.
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Just as He did the children of Israel, God has given each of us a freewill to choose Him over our foolishness.
1 Chronicles 9-10 | Ephesians 6 | Proverbs 23
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