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.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Who, me?

(Proverbs 27:16 KJV)  Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

What if the wind would “hide" (restrain NASB) (6845) itself?  Silly idea?  Probably.  The reason I ask is that strange realization that what irritates me about other people is often a trait I have myself.  My wife is a nag.  Just ask me, I will tell you.  Does that mean I am a nag?  Does it mean I am the one who is the real nag?  These are troubling questions.

We are always the last to see our own weaknesses.  What topics do I always bring up?  What methods do I adopt to “defend” myself?  I need to replay some of the conversations I have had in the last few weeks.  I had a co-worker pour water on my candle this week.  She pointed out that she was not able to do anything about the problem last time I mentioned it.  It struck me that I was becoming like the wind that needs to be restrained.

So?  Do a self check.  See if you are the guilty party.  I think the phrase is “Mea Culpa.”

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