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, May 4, 2011

Afraid of the Dark? Good

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

Darkness effects our sensitivity and it always seems to work against us.  My wife never comes to me in the middle of the day and says, “I heard a noise.”  She saves that for 3:00 A.M.  At times the refrigerator humming at the other end of the house will wake me up in the middle of the night.  I never hear it during the day time. 

I get more irritable in the dark.  That is why the dog barking next door keeps me awake.  If I could just love that dog and my neighbor I would relax, tune it out and go back to sleep.  Instead I focus on all the things I would like to do to the dog.  I get so up-tight that sleep won’t come back in the front door.

In other ways we are less sensitive.  We cannot see color nuances in the dark.  We can only see black and white, if that.

If the physical darkness effects us that way, just transfer that over to allowing spiritual darkness to get a toehold in our lives.  We become touchy when we shouldn’t and obtuse when we should be sensitive. 

So?  Walk in the light, as He is in the light.  Does it sound familiar?  It should.  Seek His face.  Read His word.  Listen to His voice.  And enjoy the Light, because for the believer the Son never goes below the horizon.

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