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, September 24, 2011

A Refresher’s Course

(Proverbs 25:13 KJV)  As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

There is a note of sadness in this verse of hope.  It would imply that a “faithful” (539) “messenger” (6735) is as rare as an August snow in a Mediterranean climate.  I live in Southern California.  It is much like Israel.  We rarely get snow in the winter, let alone in the “harvest” (7105) season.

It also implies that we are expected to be faithful messengers.  Faithfulness is a wonderful character trait to have, and remember it is expected.  As you look at the definition of this word and its offshoots you come up with words like fidelity, support, confirm, trustworthy and true.  How many people do you know like this.  If you can’t think of anyone, we have a lot of repenting and growing to do.

Notice that the faithfulness is to God.  The messenger “refreshes” (7725) “those who send” (7971), not those who receive.

So?  Will the message your life bears today bring a blessing to God?  How about yesterday?  Are there specific acts or attitudes that you can repent of and ask for the help of the Holy Spirit to correct?  Improvement probably won’t happen unless you admit the need to improve.  Think, repent, pray, change. 

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