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.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

All We Like Sheep...

(Proverbs 14:22 KJV)  Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

Free will allows us to “err" (go astray NASB) (8582) but it implies that there is a built in standard to stray from.  We talk about stray sheep but a mountain lion that is hunting in your yard is hunting.  Both may be following instinct but only one should know better.

We have a choice in what we “devise” (2790a).  The word is used of both directions, evil and good.  We are not to use our creativity to plan or develop evil.  I think of this as being the conscious goal of our energy.

So?  Decide you are going to make a positive impact.  Today would be a nice time to start since “today” is all we ever really have when it comes to making decisions. 

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