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, August 2, 2010

Receiving Is Active

(Pro 2:1 KJV) My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

It is easy to say we want to “receive” (3947) the “words" (sayings NASB) (561) of God, it is another thing to really want them. This is the cry of God calling us to be actively involved in our spiritual growth. Most of us would not think of sitting down to dinner and just playing with the silverware. We would not take the dishes as they were handed to us and pass them on untouched. We would take and consume. We would receive. When we dished out some mashed potatoes, we would not just sit and look at them. We would not wait for them to crawl up our arm, force our mouth open and sneak down our throat. We would not expect them to be absorbed by osmosis through out skin. The whole idea is ridiculous.

Yet we seem to expect to get value from the things of God with no active seeking and taking on our part. How do you expect to get anything from worship is you don’t sing, read or listen? How do you expect to know what God says if you are not listening?

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