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.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fret Not

(Proverbs 24:19 KJV)  Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;

This verse stands out to me because of an annual sermon I used to hear called “The Cycle of Victorious Living” taken from Psalm 37.  One of the key concepts was “fret (2734) not.”  This is the only time this word is used in Proverbs.  I guess Solomon was not as worried about our worry as he was about our sloth and foolishness.

One of the blessings of a mature faith in Christ is a trust about the future.  When the subject of death comes up with the kids at school, somewhere in the discussion I utter the phrase, “I’m ready to go.”  I am.  Life is wonderful.  I am blessed in incredible ways.  In spite of that, I am ready to go.  Death is just another step in an eternal life in Jesus.

All that leaves to worry about it taxes.

So?  Fret not.  When you find yourself getting drained by dread, turn to Jesus for some reassurance and confidently get on with life.

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