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, February 18, 2013

Top Shelf

(Proverbs 18:10 KJV)  The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

I like the picture that a literal reading gives us.  It seems to be saying that when we turn to God, He makes us “safe” (7682).  In itself that is good but the margin says this literally means “set on high.”

Have you ever had friends come over with a toddler.  One of the things you do is look around the room and ask yourself, “What can he break?”  You then walk around and put low things high.  You move breakable, valuable objects where the little explorer will have no access.

That is what God wants us to picture.  Is Satan out to get you today?  Run to Jesus.  Place your trust in Him.  The picture here is that He will put you on a shelf out of Satan’s reach.  He will set us on high.

So?  Temptation happens.  Persecution happens.  Face it, turn to Jesus and enjoy the view from on high.