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, April 27, 2012

He Never Promised You a Rose Garden

(Proverbs 27:25 KJV)  The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

We recently had someone leave our church in a huff.  I am sure you have been through this.  Maybe you are the huffer, who knows.  I was once.  I am sure people were glad to see me go because they did not want to hear what I was saying.  I have heard this referred to as a back door revival.  It is not the end of the world when the old, growth-choking “hay” (grass NASB) (2682) “appeareth” (disappears NASB, in the sense of changing) (1540).

Sometimes we cannot see the promising new developments that are going on around us because of the dead traditions and habits.  When the process of life takes out the old guard it is easier to see the promising new opportunities.  I am approaching the age where the process of life will remove me.  Praise the Lord because He probably has some new growth ready to step up but it doesn’t “showeth” (seen NASB) (7200) because I am in the way.

So?  Are you the old grass or the new growth?  Both have a part in God’s plan.  The goal is to gather the “herbs” (6212a) not admire the mowed grass. 

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