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, January 5, 2013

Steer Clear

(Proverbs 5:8 KJV)  Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:

How do we “remove” (keep far NASB) (7368) ourselves from evil?  How do we avoid situations and people that want to drag us down.  Two ways occur to me.  We often ignore one of them.

The first way to avoid something is based on direction.  This is something we can provide for by planning ahead and making choices.  If I live on the west coast, and I do, and I want to avoid the Pacific Ocean I can drive east or north.  If I must drive west or south I can limit how far I go.  Plan ahead. 

But what about the times you can’t plan ahead or the planning is out of your hands.  The second way to avoid something is pacing.  When I am on the highway and I see a drunk driver I can slow down or speed up.  I can avoid evil by pacing myself. 

So?  Assume you will be around evil today.  It is a safe assumption.  Do what you can to avoid it or distance yourself from it.  If neither of these ideas work then put on the armor of God and live in trust.  Victory to you. 

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