Pastor Bill Farrow
"Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.” - Proverbs 19:10 (26:1, 8; 30:22).
          There are times when the Scripture can be a bit less than clear in what is trying to get across to us.  This is especially true and understandable when we consider the differences between the languages it was written in and the languages we are reading it in.  Fortunately, God has given a solid and reliable, ongoing series of interpreters, translators to take those original languages and provide them in the different modern languages to make it possible for any and everyone to read and understand God’s Word.  
         This verse is a fairly good example of what I am talking about.  “Delight” here is not speaking about happiness or the like.  It is the Hebrew word “ta’ănȗg” (pronounced - “
taʿanugah”) and speaks of the idea of luxurious wealth.  It is not even talking about the pleasure that richness brings.  Rather it is talking about the ;personal property of being wealthy and of the luxury it brings.  
         Solomon’s point is another one that contrasts the fool with the wise.  As we have seen, this is a part of a section that speaks to the matter of personal conduct.  What Solomon is getting at in the first part of the verse is that which he already said a number of times.  The fool is not rewarded for his foolishness.  Rather, it is most often so that he/she suffers all of the results of his/her foolishness, and none of those are wealth and what comes with it. 
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