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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Get Ready for Rejection

(Proverbs 11:17 KJV)  The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

There is such a things as a “cruel man” (394).  They are not just misunderstood.  You may not like it, but it is true.  All of your education in secular schools may scream, “No!”  It is still true.

There are people in the world who get their kicks by causing pain and enjoy seeing others suffer.  We need to learn to admit this so that we can deal with them.  It doesn’t do any good to deny that disease exits.  It doesn’t make you warm to claim there is not snow on the ground just because you don’t want to shovel it. 

So?  Learn to deal with reality.  God is love.  The world needs that love but most tend to reject it.  We are still called to turn the other cheek and walk the extra mile.  Go for it but don’t expect people to thank you. 

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