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.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sinful Microprocessors

(Proverbs 14:29 KJV)  He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

Self control is important.  We are commended for being “slow” (750) to “wrath” (anger NASB) (639).  This speaks to me about how I react to the slamming I receive in some personal relationships.  It condemns me for my attitude as I drive. 

Self control extends to every area of life.  As I am writing I feel like throwing my computer across the room.  My internet connection is not perfect.  I am having trouble.  How can a mindless machine do this to me, its lord and master.  Easy.  My computer is also part of fallen nature.  Sin has infected its microprocessors. 

Why should I expect less. 

So?  Look around.  Everything you see is under the curse of sin.  Look in a mirror.  You should have been set free.  Have you?  Then allow the grace of God to help you control how you respond to the sinful world around you. 

3 comments:

covnitkepr1 said...

Nice post...really nice post.

Gorges Smythe said...

Most folks can't grasp that sin is in the very air we breathe. Good post.

Pumice said...

Thank you gentlemen. It is amazing how many people refuse to talk about sin. It is one of the big divides between the pagan world and those who follow the Holy One.

Grace and peace.