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.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wrong Turns

(Proverbs 7:8 KJV)  Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house,

What “corner” (6438) will I choose to turn today?  What “street” (7784) will I decide to go down?  Tomorrow in chapter 8, how will my life be different because of decisions I make today?

We have all had times of retrospect when we look back and wonder how life would have been different if we had done things differently.  We often focus on how much better things would be, but the sword cuts both ways.  I think of times when, if I had been just a little quicker on the accelerator, I would have been broadsided by someone running a red light.

The context of these verses is adultery.  You can take it literally or figuratively.  I wonder if this implies that he deliberately chose to go in harms way?  Too often in life we set ourselves up to be where temptation can have a shot at us.  If we had gone a different “way” (1870) we would have been fine.  We choose paths of destruction and claim innocence. 

So?  What decisions are you expecting today?  I hope you are laying the groundwork to turn in obedience.  That is important.  We need to develop the habits of thought and response that are part of being upright because I can guarantee there will be some surprises in your day.  You won’t have time to go home and pray about it.  Lay the groundwork and trust in your foundation.


Gorges Smythe said...

"Too often in life we set ourselves up to be where temptation can have a shot at us."

That describes most of humanity, my friend!

Pumice said...

I can agree with that through my mistakes and observation of other people making choices.

Thanks for the input.

Grace and peace.