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.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Eternal FDIC

(Proverbs 2:7 KJV)  He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

I wonder where God “stores” (6845) the “wisdom” (8454).  And He continues to store it up.  It is not a goal that keeps receding, but a resource that gets ever deeper.  Eternity gets more eternal, in all directions.  Infinity gets more infinite.  Only God can expand infinity.  The wood pile gets higher.  The menu gets longer. 

Perhaps modern technology gives us a better image of storage.  In Bible times you stored food and other consumables.  You had a season of accumulation and then you had a season of usage.  You always hoped you had enough harvest stored up to make it until the next harvest.  It was an in and out cycle with an eye constantly kept on the balance.  If you had accumulated wealth it was hard to keep it secure.  Insurance for the common man was not a common option.

In our modern digital age we are concerned with storage.  This involves back ups of our files and information.  If you are old enough to remember the old 64k floppy disks and how wonderful we thought they were at the time.  Now we don’t even think twice about files that have 64k.  But we are always worried about corruption of what we have stored.  In Bible times the corruption was from spoilage, insects and rats.  Today the cause is different but the damage is the same.  God has unlimited storage and total security.  He never crashes nor is He down for maintenance.  He does not have to worry about curious geeks.  All of this is available only to the “upright” (3477).  We would call them subscribers.

So?  Are you one of the upright?  Put aside arguments about “none are righteous, no not one.”  Look at the text.  Whatever upright means it is possible.  Have you come to Jesus and had the blood wash away your sins?  Have you received the Holy Spirit and begun to walk in the way?  Are you trusting each day and living in repentance.  Then claim the promise of stored up wisdom.  Read, meditate, pray, live in uprightness.

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