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, June 25, 2012

Be Spring Water

(Proverbs 25:26 KJV)  A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

This is not an encouraging verse as stated.  It is a warning about being “righteous” (6662) and still setting a bad example.

There are a couple of assumptions.  First, it again assumes that there are righteous.  I have addressed that before.  Second, it assumes that the righteous can mess up.  Third, it seems to assume that the warning can help us avoid messing up.  I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be a “troubled” (polluted NASB) (7843) “fountain” (well NASB) (4726).

That offers the positive side of this, the encouraging idea.  We do not need to be the person who is “falling down” (gives way NASB) (4131).  It is assumed that such a life is possible.  We can be salt and light, after all, Jesus called us that.  We can be saints, Paul called us that.

So?  Go out and salt your world.  Today you will be an influence of some kind.  Make it the influence of righteousness.

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