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, October 9, 2011

Greener Grass, Anyone?

(Proverbs 9:17 KJV)  Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

You may be more familiar with the modern version of this:
“The grass is greener on the other side of the fence.”
There is something alluring about the illicit. 

This begins at a young age.  One of the first words learned, sometimes before “Mama” or “Dada” is the declaration, “Mine!”  If you have never seen or heard it you lead an incredibly sheltered life. 

Again we see this as part of the Ten Commandments.
(Exodus 20:17 KJV)  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
It is also one of the seven deadly (mortal) sins.

Are you convinced yet.  It is bad to want what is not yours.  It is part of original sin.  If not dealt with it will lead to eternal destruction. 

So?  You are tired of hearing it, but repent.  Sincerely cry out to God with a desire to change.  Ask Him to change your heart.  Allow the Holy Spirit to do His work.  Let me be the first to wish you a Happy Growth Day. 

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