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.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

How Much Would Could a Woodchuck Chuck?

(Proverbs 1:30 KJV)  They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.

Who are the “they” of this verse?  Obviously this verse cannot stand in isolation.  You must go back and begin in verse 22 to get the context.  God is addressing people who have repeatedly refused to listen to His counsel and have rejected the call of God.  This verse shows us an important part of God’s character. 

God is God.  He can compel.  In some cases He will.  But He prefers that we “would” (would accept NASB) (14) what He has to offer.  Here we have the gracious offer of God, not only of salvation, but of wisdom and understanding.  We are not capable of redeeming ourselves but we are capable of accepting or rejecting the love and grace of God.

So?  Make sure that you have not drifted into that majority who reject the counsel of God.  It is a daily process, not something that coincides with a date written in the cover of your Bible. 

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