Foolishness of Uz and Ur

I thought I’d gleaned a great Bible truth that no one had ever noticed before. I read in Genesis 11:31 that Abram left Ur on God’s command.

They went forth together to go from Ur of the Chaldees… (From Genesis 11:31)

Then I read that Job lived in Uz and without paying better attention, I discerned that they both came from Ur. Don’t ask me how that happened. Then before you know it I was sharing this new truth to all and sundry.

But this is what it says about Job in chapter one.

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. (Job 1:1)

How much foolishness are you a party to? Please tell me I am not alone in foolishness and speed reading!

He went on: “It’s what comes out of a person that pollutes: obscenities, lusts, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, depravity, deceptive dealings, carousing, mean looks, slander, arrogance, foolishness—all these are vomit from the heart. There is the source of your pollution.”
(Mark 7:20-23, MSG)

What started my foolishness? Was it arrogance in beating out Bible scholars, or greed at possible fame? It matters not but what does matter is that I correct my foolishness before it becomes a wide spread notion among the unread.

Prayer- Lord, thank you for showing us that double checking something is always a wise choice. Amen.

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