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, April 11, 2012

Good for You

(Proverbs 11:23 KJV)  The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

This entire passage is moving on two levels.  The first level is the tone of the life we live now.  As you go through each day you are either “righteous” (6662) or “wicked” (7563).  Don’t get sidetracked by schools of theology that focus on “there are none righteous” and “we are all sinners.”  Your choice is to decide which of the two sides you will live on.  If there is no such thing as a righteous person much of the Bible, like this verse, becomes empty talk. 

The second level is the destiny we face in eternity.  When we are touched by the grace of God we are changed.   Our deep, central “desire” (8378) is changed.  This word does not refer to the flavor of ice cream you want but the overwhelming target of your being.  Those who are destined for heaven desire “good” (2896b).

So?  What do you want to see, good or wickedness?  If you have not come to the righteous side yet you might want to think about things like repentance.  Have a good day. 

2 comments:

covnitkepr1 said...

Really good post.

Pumice said...

Thank you.

Grace and peace.