An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Heart Felt

(Pro 21:2 KJV) Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

This is a theme that is often repeated in the Word. Men think they are “right” (3477). They view things through their own “eyes” (5869). We tend to make allowances for ourselves and see victory when it is a tie. This can be humbling, if not defeating. How can we trust our opinions?

This can also be uplifting because it means that our basic attitudes are what are weighed, not our specific actions. We are not expected to be perfect or successful in the eyes of the world The Lord “pondereth" (weighs NASB) (8505) all things His way. He looks at the “hearts” (3820) of men. He looks at what motivates. Obedience is important as an attitude that is applied more than action for the wrong reasons.

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