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 14, 2011

Waiting Period

(Proverbs 14:7 KJV)  Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

California law gives you three days to withdraw from a sales contract.  Sometimes you need that time.  I am pretty skeptical of people trying to sell me things but there are times when I get pulled in, or almost.  The same trap is waiting when someone is trying to convince me about an idea or an action.  So many things sound good at the time and look really stupid later.

How many times have you said, “This is what I should have said.”  That is because we can’t do our best thinking when under pressure.  Decisions made on the fly don’t stick.  That is why God is so patient with us.  That is why we are not afraid of truth.  That is why the Holy Spirit is willing to open the discussion when we are ready.  He wants lasting, meaningful commitments, not morning dew faith.

I have a standing rule for purchases.  Unless I was planning on buying before I arrived, I never buy anything if they say, “I can only give you this price if you buy now.”  Usually they are being honest, they will offer a lower price and it will not be the same.

So?  Take the time to withdraw from the fray.  Consult the owner’s manual.  You have time to make a reasoned decision.  If you don’t have the time it probably isn’t that important.

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