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.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

You Are Who You Eat With

(Proverbs 22:25 KJV)  Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

Have you ever seen those articles about how people and their dogs begin to look like each other?  Have you ever heard about how some married couples become like each other?  My wife says she can tell if a boy is in seventh grade because of the way he acts.  This verse would give validity to all of those positions.  We become like the people we hang with.

Here the warning is about hanging with people who have short fuses.  When we make our inner circle angry people we become angry people.  We learn their “ways” (734).  In so doing we “get” (find NASB) ( 3947) ourselves in a “snare” (4170).  We trap ourselves.  This is a trap that can have eternal consequences.

So?  Be careful who you call friend.  Are you compromising in your standards?  Are you modifying your behavior more than you should?  Are you walking into a trap that will doom your soul?  These are not casual questions.  Please think about it and listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying to you.

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