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.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Upright, not Uptight

(Proverbs 11:11 KJV)  By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

Are you old enough to remember the song “Make Me a Blessing?”  I think the author of that song might have been reading this verse.  I have thought of being a blessing, I never thought of being able to give a “blessing”(1293).  This is a wild concept.  If you have a Roman Catholic background you might be scratching your head and wondering what all the noise is about, you are used to the priest giving you a blessing.  But this is saying that I can do it if I am “upright” (3477).  Sometimes as school I will jokingly say, “Bless you, my child.”  This is real.

This blessing can take many forms.  We can call down blessings.  We should more often.  Have you ever called for a blessing on the town you live in? 

Our actions are a blessing.  Our simple presence can be a blessing.  If a few of us had lived in Sodom, it would have been saved.  Remember the conversation?  Abraham argued God down to ten righteous people in Genesis 18:32.  Picture that.  If Sodom had contained just ten people like you it would have been spared.  Of course that assumes you are upright.  I guess all the churches in Sodom had relocated to the suburbs.

So?  Be a blessing.  Does your driving bless people?  Do your work habits bless people?  Give a blessing.  Pray that God would move in your city, neighborhood, family.  Let us change the world one blessing at a time.

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