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, November 22, 2012

Amazing Grace, Don’t Leave Home without It

(Proverbs 22:5 KJV)  Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

Here we have that KJV word “froward” again.  For me in the NASB, it reads “perverse” (6141).  These are people who go without caution.  They pay no attention to the reality of their journey.  In my later years I have begun to play golf.  If I break 100 I have a shouting spell.  That should tell you how good my game isn’t.  I am also very cheap.  I don’t like to lose balls so I go looking for them in the forest by the fairway. 

If you don’t pay attention you will come out of the rough bleeding from more places than you thought you had blood.  Often you don’t even feel the pain of the cut.  The bushes and plants in the area that is out of bounds are covered with “thorns” (6791) and all kinds of sharp points. 

Those cuts will heal on their own.  The cuts brought on by sin will not.

So?  Be aware of your journey.  Be aware there are dangers and traps.  Think of the words of the hymn Amazing Grace:
“Through many dangers toils and snares”
Pray for grace to bring you home. 

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