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.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Staples of Life

(Proverbs 6:23 KJV)  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Here, in a nutshell, is a summary of the daily routine of a disciple of Jesus.  We start with the “commandment” (4687) [mitsvah], the law, the written Word.  Every day we should start by looking at what God has written.

Then comes the time of the “law” (teaching NASB) (8451) [torah].  Don’t ever just read.  Think.  Meditate.  Remind yourself of how Christian meditation is different from that of the eastern religions such as yoga.  Eastern meditation seeks to empty the mind.  Christian meditation seeks to fill the mind and heart with the truth. 

Don’t forget the “reproofs” (8433b).  If you never find any rough edges you aren’t looking hard enough.  Have you noticed how rocks keep showing up in your garden or your field?  When I prepare a bulletin board at school to put up new paper I go over it carefully and remove all the old staples.  It does not matter how many times I go over it.  When I put up the paper I find staples that I missed.  Get used to it.  Take the staples out of your life as they are shown to you.

So?  Following Jesus is a daily living with a living savior.  Take advantage of that.  Enjoy the process.  Glory in every little staple that you are able to remove.

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