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.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Check Your Grip

(Proverbs 4:6 KJV)  Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

Oh, how often we “forsake” (5800a) wisdom.  That is the “her” in this verse.  In looking at the definition of this word, one of the choices is “loose.”   That means to turn loose, to open your hand and let go of something that had been yours. 

Sometimes we let go because we are too weary to hang on.  That is what makes us fall asleep after a long day.  It is why we drop things when we are distracted.  I don’t think that is the issue here.

Sometimes we let go on purpose.  When our children reach a certain point we must give them freedom or they will never learn to fly.  When you are throwing a ball the key is to know the right moment to let go.  That could be the problem here.

I think here a more obvious reason for letting go, and the reason that “forsake” is a good translation, is that often we let go through carelessness.  We don’t pay attention.  We take things for granted.  We lose them. 

So?  Daily renewal is important.  That is why I think it is important to have a daily worship time, sometimes called “devotions,” so that we can daily focus on what God has to say for us.  It is a time to tighten our grip.  Grab hold for today, it is going to be a wild ride. 

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