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, January 18, 2013

On Guard

(Proverbs 18:9 KJV)  He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.

It is so easy to become “slothful” (slack NASB) (7503).  In looking at the definition of this word I see that one of the translations is “relax.”  We live in a culture where leisure and relaxation have almost become rights listed up there with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  We think we are owed time off.  We guard our weekends from just about everything except the “honey-do” list.

We need to be very selective of when we let down our guard.  On the freeway on a rainy morning is not a time to relax.  When your wife comes in with that look in her eye it is time to wonder what you did or did not do instead of turning on the football game.  When your culture is in a handbasket on a one way trip is not the time to sing about peace and love.

We cannot afford to get morally or culturally lax.  We have a calling.  Read the verse again.  If we go along to get along we will be destroying the people around us.

So?  Wake up and read the Word.  Live by it.  Apply it.  Be a world changer, not a destroyer. 

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