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, July 11, 2011

On Time Delivery

(Proverbs 11:8 KJV)  The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

This is a great promise.  I don’t know about you, but there are times when I feel like the world is crashing down on me.  It could be a family problem, something at work, a random event of the day.  My tendency is to get consumed with worry.  This tells me I can have a confidence in the outcome.  I will be “delivered” (2502a).  We find a familiar restatement of this in the NT:
(1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV)  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Of course there is a condition.  I am to be righteous.  This obviously does not mean that there can be no flaws in my behavior.  If that were what it meant, no one would qualify.  For some insight on why I can say that look at little further in this chapter.
(Proverbs 11:27 NASB)  He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, But he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.
This is a theme that is repeated frequently in Proverbs.

So hang in there.  Have confidence in the alertness and promises of God.  If you noticed a problem, the chances are He saw it too.

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