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.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Guard Duty

(Proverbs 2:8 KJV)  He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

The KJV makes this more clear as a stand alone verse.  It points out that “He” is the one who “keepeth” (guarding NASB) (5341).  This is one of those simple truths that can make your day if you will let it.

We are not the moral police of our culture.  I am not expected to fight every step of the way through life.  By that I mean take a head-on, confrontational approach to the moral issues I must deal with.  I don’t back down.  I don’t compromise on truth, but it is not my place to think it all depends on me.  The “He” in this verse is God.

We are to witness and speak up.  A good summary of that comes from Peter
(1 Peter 3:15 KJV)  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
That should give you enough to do to keep you busy and be a high enough standard to make you feel guilty.

So?  Relax.  Prepare.  Let God run the show. 


David C Brown said...

Blessed are all who have their trust in Him, Psalm 2:12.

All right or a Psalm to answer a proverb?

Pumice said...


It is always appropriate to respond to scripture with scripture. It either adds to the understanding or exposes the poor exegesis.

Thanks for your contribution.

Grace and peace.