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.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Call of the Wild

(Proverbs 9:15 KJV)  To call passengers who go right on their ways:

When people use terms like “evangelism” and “proselytizing” the target is usually Christians sharing their faith or moral standards.  What we don’t hear is how evil will "call" (calling NASB) (7121) to the righteous.  They seem to get special delight in dragging us down instead of hanging with their soul mates.  If it wasn’t a misuse of the word “evangelism,” which means “good news,” I would say that the secular forces of the world are much more evangelistic than the Christians.

We are surrounded by compelling forces that are trying to draw us away from God.  Some are subtle, some overt.  All have a common goal.  The world is calling to us.  There is a special joy that they have in making the clean dirty.  When students write in a book, they prefer the cleanest book they can find.  The graffiti “artist” who can find a clean wall to write on is overjoyed.

So?  Be aware that there are people who don’t have your best interest at heart.  They are all around you.  They are not reluctant to influence you.  Make sure that you have had your daily dose of Godly influence.  Make sure that you are walking with Jesus moment by moment.  Make them wonder why you are not listening.  Maybe it will make them listen.

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