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, September 10, 2012

Steady As She Goes

(Proverbs 10:9 KJV)  He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

The believer “walketh" (walks NASB) (1980) “uprightly" (in integrity NASB) (8537).  This means walking in completeness.  Our lives are consistent with our belief and our talk.  We have the power of being consistent.  You don’t catch people in lies if they always tell the truth.  I have come across this truth in several different forums lately.  None have been talking about spiritual things, just life. 

One podcast was talking about lawyers defending people in a criminal prosecution.  Most lawyers cited seemed to feel that their clients had been guilty.  Evidently they felt like it was a rare thing to defend an innocent person.  They said it was much easier because since the defendant told the truth they did not need to worry about what they said being at odds with the evidence that was presented.  They did not need to keep track of their “story” because it did not constantly change.  They were harder to trip up.

So?  The righteous has a more stable life because he doesn’t need to remember everything he says.  The truth does not change.  This should be natural for us. 

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