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.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Power of Go

(Proverbs 9:6 KJV)  Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

“Go” (proceed NASB) (833).  This is where it gets hard, at least for me.  What Solomon is saying is, “Get off your duff and get to work.”  Or maybe a better paraphrase would be, “Get the lead out.” 

Most of us do not really fail in our knowledge and understanding.  We fail in our application.  We know right and wrong but don’t obey.  Notice that the reward promised is to “live” (2421a).

Think about the healing miracles of Jesus.  Some were instantaneous and obvious.  Others involved a response.  Remember the healing of the man who had been infirm for 38 years.  Jesus did not say, “You are healed.”  Instead,
(John 5:8 KJV)  Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
What would have happened it he continued to lay there?  Or take the healing of one blind man.
(John 9:7 KJV)  And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
Would he have been healed if he had not obeyed?  I don’t know.  There is not proof here.  But the Bible is as strong on obedience as it is on faith.

So?  You don’t need any new directions for today.  You already know enough.  Proceed.  Go.  Live. 

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