Whether you are a student, teacher or parent, sooner or later you will meet or run into individuals who like to dig deep. While this isn’t a bad thing, there is a point in conversations, discussions and lectures that go way too deep. Any time this invisible line is crossed, people tune out, especially students who don’t have the foggiest idea what their professor is talking about.
It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep, Proverbs 25:27.
Since Solomon was considered one of the wisest people to walk the face of the earth, its refreshing to know that even he was self aware of this problem. Its unclear whether one of his wives or children confronted him about talking over people’s heads, yet God convicted him of this flaw. Knowledge is like a good snack, but if you eat too much you will spoil your appetite for further discussions on a subject.
Then the king said, “Bring me a sword.” So they brought a sword for the king. He then gave an order: “Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.” The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!” But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!” hen the king gave his ruling: “Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother,” 1 Kings 3:24-27.
Despite the warning about digging too deep, there are exceptions to this rule as described by the wise ruling made by King Solomon above. When a mother accidentally rolled over on top of her baby, he died. In the heat of the moment, she swapped her dead baby with one next to a woman sleeping. This is the context which allowed Solomon to test these woman to see who the real mother was. Subsequently, individuals should use similar methods today to detect truth from those trying to pull a fast one by you.
by Jay Mankus