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 4, 2012

Promises, Promises

(Proverbs 4:10 KJV)  Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

This reminds me of the “first commandment with a promise”, obeying your parents. 
(Ephesians 6:2 KJV)  Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
Here we have a similar saying.  Solomon is speaking but through the inspiration of the word we are being given a promise.

There are consequences for obedience.  This is one of the good ones.  Accepting  and living by the wisdom of God will increase your years.  I think part of that also is that the years will be better.

Think of it as a two-fer.  Longer life is granted to us with an assurance that it will be quality as well as quantity. 

So?  Take the long range view.  Remember that with wisdom it will be a longer range view.

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