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, June 20, 2011

Chaffing at the Bits

(Proverbs 20:21 KJV)  An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

We live in a drive-through world.  As I started my computer this morning I was chaffing at the bits (that should be a computer term) while it decided to do all the little unseen things it does.  It is lightening compared to my lethargic first computer but I keep getting used to now.  Think about all the things that have speeded up in our lives.  We don’t need to sit and let our cars idle while they warm up.  The microwave does a baked potato in minutes.  Laundry is a matter of moving things from one automatic machine to another.  The list of quickness is endless.

Some things are worth the wait.  I don’t drink, but I am told that fine wine takes time.  The more flavor a cheese has the longer it has been aged.  We are told not to make new believers elders in the church.  Yet when it comes to this we expect our spiritual lives to happen over night.  As I have heard often, “We want patience, and we want it now.”

Jesus is preparing an “inheritance” (5159) for us.  We are getting ready.  We are developing the spiritual patten that only comes through time.  There is a reason for the seasoning that is going on in your life.  I may not like it now, but I will be grateful then.

So?  Get a head start on the gratitude.  You may not understand why but we can be confident in the Who.

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