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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Power of False Thinking

(Proverbs 23:7 KJV)  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

This verse reminds me of one of the banners on the wall at school.  It has been a long time since I bothered to read it but it goes something like, “If you can dream it, you can be it.”  Yesterday my daughter was sharing about some motivational speakers her company had brought in that talked about imagining the future to bring it into being. 

At first read this verse might seem to teach that.  Again I remind you of the three most important elements of Bible interpretation:  Context, context and context.  The context here is a person of undesirable character.  The vision is not a dream but a personality.  It is a revelation of the shortcomings of your heart.  It is an indictment.

The Bible teaches that our hearts are inclined to evil.  We need the touch of God.  We need the working of grace.  We need the power of the Holy Spirit.

We can be changed.

So?  Have you been changed?  Praise God.  Do you want to be changed?  Again, praise God.  Call on Him for continued support or a new touch.  He is listening. 

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