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.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Not a Spectator Sport

(Proverbs 9:15 KJV)  To call passengers who go right on their ways:

Who are these “passengers” (5674/1870) ( who pass NASB (5674a))?  They are the righteous.  They are the ones who are on the “ways” (paths NASB) (734) that are “right” (straight NASB) (3474). 

Actually it is not just that they are on the right path.  The righteous are in the process of “making straight” (3474) their ways.  Joshua said, “Choose this day...”  (Joshua 24:15).  Jesus said, “Follow me.”  These words appear 46 times in the gospels.  There is an active involvement in being a follower of Jesus.  There is a buy-in that is expected. 

Christianity was not designed as a spectator sport.

So?  Make your path straight (NASB).  Go right (KJV).  Righteousness is required, not optional. 

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