Is Your Heart to the Right Or to the Left?

The wise man knows how to be useful, but the fool does not, as illustrated in the words of Solomon,
A wise man’s heart is at his right hand,
But a fool’s heart at his left.
(Ecclesiastes 10:2)
Adam Clarke says about this verse, “As the right hand is ordinarily the best exercised, strongest, and most ready, and the left the contrary, they show, 1. The command which the wise man has over his own mind, feelings, passions, etc., and the prudence with which he acts. And, 2. The want of prudence and management in the fool, who has no restraint on his passions, and no rule or guard upon his tongue. The right hand and the left are used in Scripture to express good and evil. The wise man is always employed in doing good; the fool, in nonsense or evil.” Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown provide this commentary, “The right hand is more expert than the left. The godly wise is more on his guard than the foolish sinner, though at times he slip. Better a diamond with a flaw, than a pebble without one.”
Therefore, the wise and the fool make themselves known by their actions or lack of actions. What does your life reveal about you?

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