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, August 13, 2012

No Rest for the Righteous

(Proverbs 13:1 KJV)  A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

We tend to think of wisdom as being dispensed.  Here we see that wisdom has a strong element of reception.  The “wise” (2450) accepts “instruction" (rebuke NASB) (1606).

That means that wise people will still make mistakes.  We often say, “No one is perfect.”  Usually we mean the other guy, not ourselves because in our hearts we know we are pretty close.  One of the characteristics of the spiritual walk is growth.  That involves learning from our mistakes.

A baby may be wonderful.  My firstborn was an awesome experience.  He still needed to be potty trained and weaned.  He still needed to learn to walk.  He still needed to learn to pick up his sox.  Come to think of it he still has issues with the sox. 

So?  Keep moving.  We can never rest on our laurels.  Righteousness and wisdom involve growth in grace. 

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