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, November 1, 2011

Beware the Tie that Binds

(Proverbs 1:14 KJV)  Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:

This seems like a statement about Communism.  Some readers may not be old enough to remember Communism.  Those of us who do, realize it is still alive and well on college campuses and in the Federal Government.  It is a belief that all the wealth should be pooled and the government elites allowed to distribute it “fairly.”  In case you were not awake for the reading of the context, this is not a good idea. 

The “lot” (1486) has the idea of gambling.  This is an invitation to give up control of our lives and our ability to make choices.  We turn it over to someone else.  This implies that such a move is a gamble.  We need to be very careful of whom we join and whom we trust.

Many are familiar with another expression of this,
(2 Corinthians 6:14 KJV)  Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
In Corinthians it is specifically talking about marriage but the principle goes to every area of life.

So?  What commitments entangle you?  Many of them are done-deals and the ink is dry.  Honor your commitments.  Examine your day and your plans for the future.  Are there “common purses” that you should be avoiding?  Are there old commitments that you will be able to dissolve.  This is serious business.  Be alert.

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