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.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sometimes It Helps to Ask

(Proverbs 2:13 KJV)  Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

On vacation we went out on a day trip in search of a local swap meet.  It was mentioned in the notebook our timeshare gave us.  The book gave us detailed instructions in how to get there.  We followed them to the letter.  I know that because we kept reading them and we did what they said.  The problem was that the directions were wrong.  I don’t know where they went wrong, but they did.  We found ourselves out in the middle of South Carolina, near the Georgia border without even a water tower in sight.

We had departed from the “paths (734) of uprightness (3476).”  It didn’t really matter that we followed the directions and that our hearts were pure, we were lost.  The directions were wrong. 

What did we do?  We found someone who knew the right way.  She was driving an old, battered car.  She need her hair done.  She was missing a few teeth.  But SHE knew where she was.  She started to tell us how to get to the swap meet and then allowed mercy to overcome convenience.  She said, “Follow me, I will take you there.”

There are times in life when we need to find someone who is not lost on the way of evil, who knows where they are going.  There are times to ask someone who knows.

So?  If what you are reading doesn’t seem to be what it should be, find someone who knows and ask.  Then listen and follow.  You might find your swap meet. 


Gorges Smythe said...

God bless her!

Pumice said...

That was kind of the way we felt. Of course, being city folks we had moments when the route we were taking was just a local practical joke. But she got us there.

Grace and peace.