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.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Love of Your Life

(Proverbs 21:17 KJV)  He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

The direction of a man’s life is determined by what he “loves” (157).  This is the generic, everyday sense of the word.  It is used from the ridiculous to the sublime.  Thus it would be appropriate to use it to say, “I love ice cream” as well as to say “I love God.”  Indeed, it is the word that God used in what Jesus quoted for the greatest commandment:
(Deuteronomy 6:5 KJV)  And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
What are the loves of your life?  What would you miss if it disappeared today?  Would your life change if all the coffee in the world were bought up by a foreign syndicate?  Would you still eat if salt disappeared?  Would you still read the Bible if the only translation left was ______?

What loves are the basis for your decisions?

So?  Go ahead and love your sushi and chocolate chip cookies.  Just make sure that the real love of your life is Jesus.  Don’t let anything replace Him.  Let your choices reflect that today.