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, February 2, 2013

Hard Choices

(Proverbs 2:18 KJV)  For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

The NASB margin says the literal translation of  “inclineth” (sinks down NASB) (7743) is “bows down.”  I think that is in important insight into why some people live lives that lead to hell and destruction.  Much of it comes down to choice.  Whom will you chose to serve in this life.  Joshua asked the same question in a well know verse,
(Jos 24:15)  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
There are different levels of choosing and serving.  On one level you chose what school to attend, where to work, where to live, whom to marry.  These are important but not as important as the ultimate question that Joshua is asking.  To whom will you bow down.  The other choices are dependent on that choice.

So?  Get the foundation right.  If you bow to Jesus your life goes one way.  If you bow to anything else the final destination is death.  Seriously.

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