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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Keep the Change

(Proverbs 24:21 KJV)  My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

Here is another way in which people who follow an eternal God should be out of step with our common culture.  We are not to be “given to change” (8132).  The idea is not that we are to avoid any change but that we are not to assume that change is always good.  We are not to embrace a “change culture.”

If you are reading this, you have a computer.  I get extremely irritated by the constant updates that are like ants in the middle of summer.  They just keep popping up.  I doubt if I really need to be alerted that I-Tunes has a brand new version out.  Have you noticed that there seems to be a new translation of the Bible every month?  Are you eating the newest, most improved corn flakes?

This is not saying “never change.”  It is not saying “fear change.”  It is saying that change is not automatically good.  “New” does not always mean better.  “Improved” often isn’t. 

So?  Find the balance between seeking to grow and chasing the latest style of your friends.  It is possible.  Make your change repentance not apostasy.

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