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.

Friday, March 30, 2012


(Proverbs 30:16 KJV)  The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

This is one of those verses that doesn't seem to say much as stand alone wisdom.  The context is a list of items that are always taking and never giving.  These things are never satisfied.

As I look at these four things I wonder what they have in common.  It seems that what they have in common is that they are totally different and yet they all demand unceasingly.  At one end you have Sheol.  Everyone will concede that this is a place of evil and desperation.  At the other end you have the earth itself.  Even if you are not into current earth worship you would admit that the earth is a good thing.

There are a wide range of demands put on our lives.  Some are generally beneficial.  Some are damning and destructive.  They all demand.  We must decide how to respond.  It can be confusing.  It demands wisdom.  God grants wisdom.

So?  Remember,
(1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV)  For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
Listen and respond to His leadership. 

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