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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I Knew That

(Proverbs 13:16 KJV)  Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.

We have two contrasts here.  We have the “prudent” (6175) contrasted with the “fool” (3684).  The basis of their actions are also examined.  One acts with “knowledge” (1847), the other with “folly” (200).  These are also recurring words in Proverbs.

With all due respect, are you wise or foolish?  What is the basis of your actions?  You know that God is on the throne.  He is the Creator.  He wrote the Instruction Manual.  You know that the world is deceitful and will someday come to an end.  You know that most people are totally self centered.  You know society will leave you hanging.

So what was the basis of your plan for the day?  Stop and think a moment.  You know what is right.  Do such things as honesty, hard work, and discipline sound familiar?  How about righteousness, love and the fruit of the Spirit?  Now live that way today. 

What about tomorrow?  Read the directions on your shampoo label.  At the end it says “Repeat.”

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