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 8, 2012

Take It to the Bank

(Proverbs 8:22 KJV)  The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Wisdom is timeless.  We believe that there are certain principles that were established by God before the creation.  They reflect His nature.  God “possessed” (7069) wisdom. 

This goes against the teaching of our culture.  We live in a time when absolute truth, and wisdom, are rejected.  Everything is relative.  Nothing is unchanging.  Common sense tells us that some things are relative.  You drive slower in a midnight ice storm than you do on a sunny day.  Other things you can take to the bank.  Adultery is wrong.  Your college professors might disagree but what do they know?

This should give us a secure place to stand.  Not in arrogance.  We are not the ones that are always right, God is.  And God has made His teachings clear enough for the simple and complex enough for the scholar.

So?  Live what you know.  Ignore the nonsense as much as you can.  Remind yourself, “This, too, shall pass.”


Gorges Smythe said...

I read once that Lincoln ask a clergyman friend for a scripture quote that would cover every subject and, after some thought, was given the same verse you quoted.

Pumice said...

I guess it's always good to do by accident what others do on purpose.

Grace and peace