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 7, 2010

The Word, Not the World

(Pro 7:1 KJV) My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

Here we are to “keep” (8104) God’s “words” (561).

This is elaborated and personalized. We are to “treasure” (6845) His “commandments” (4687). It is interesting to me that this is also translated “ambush”. I get the picture of things bottled up for use with force.

The world does not want our wisdom. That is understandable. The tragedy is that the church seems to be wanting the “wisdom” of the world. We structure our churches so that we do not offend. We try to be seeker friendly so that sinners will be comfortable in our house of worship. Listening to Alister Begg, he used the phrase “counter culture”. I did not go back and re-listen, so I don’t know how much of what came to me was me or him, but it struck me that the church should be the “counter culture” of our day. Instead we have tried to fit in.

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