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 16, 2012

The Seemly Road

(Proverbs 16:25 KJV)  There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

This is at least the second time these exact words have been repeated.  Check out Proverbs 14:12.

Before you are regenerated and given the mind of Christ you look at the world from one position.  A popular word for this today is “paradigm.”  Hopefully you have moved from living in the flesh to living in the Spirit.  That means the world looks different.

It is hard to accept.  We want to fit in.  We don’t want to be weird.  Something in us screams to conform even if we are conforming by non-conformance.  “There is a way which seems right to man.” 

That is not our way.  That way leads to “death” (4194), both physical and spiritual.  We are called to life.

So?  Get used to it.  People may say you are a really nice person but when it comes down to it they are going to sense that there is something about you that just does not fit in.

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