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, April 4, 2011

Spiritual Carrots

(Proverbs 4:19 KJV)  The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

How is wickedness like “darkness” (653)?  Think about how we can get used to darkness.  When you first turn out the lights it often seems totally dark in the room but if you stay awake a slow change becomes apparent.  It is so slow you don’t notice it at first, but you begin to be able to see things.  Evil can work that way.  You begin to get used to it and adjust.  You get smoother and stumble less.  When I get up in the middle of the night I can move around the house pretty well.  There are times when I can even see our black cat weaving around in front of me.  I can see where the furniture sits and make it through doors without stubbing my toes.  Wickedness gets more and more comfortable as we stay in it. 

Our bodies have a way of regenerating a chemical in our eyes that is bleached out by light.  It takes time but it happens.  I believe it is vitamin A which is found in carrots.  Eating carrots improves your eyesight at night more than the day.  If we were drawing sermon illustrations we could point out the best way to keep this accommodation to evil out of our lives is a steady exposure to light.  This is why we are called to pray without ceasing, to seek Him while He may be found, to not stop gathering together with believers.  This is why people keep urging you to read the word.  This is why repentance should be a lifestyle.  Remember,
(1 John 1:9 KJV)  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
This is a verse that was written to believers, not to the lost of the world.

So?  The best way to remain uncomfortable in darkness is to live in the light.  Expose yourself in every way you can.  Be a child of the light.

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