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.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Cardiac Rest

(Proverbs 14:30 KJV)  A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

We should want a “sound” (tranquil NASB) (4832) “heart” (3820).  And I am assuming that such a thing is within reach of everyone.  This could be a statement about stress and blood pressure.

This is really one of the great promises of life in Christ.  The word for “tranquil” is most frequently translated “healing” and has the idea of health and cures.  When we truly trust in Christ, not only for our salvation, but for our daily care it makes a difference in how we face the day.  Jesus promised this inner peace.
(John 14:27 KJV)  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Since we are also promised persecution if we are faithful, this cannot mean that everything will go smoothly around us.  It is an inner promise of peace of “heart” (3820), or mind.

For the outward trials we face we have another promise.
(1 John 4:4 KJV)  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
So?  We can have inner peace if we trust.  We can have outward victory if we have inner peace. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Most of us beleive that, yet have so much trouble putting it into practice. I guess we're like the guy in the Bible that said "I believe; help thou mine unbelief."

Pumice said...

It has to be a daily thing. I know I was having a lot of trouble this morning as I drove to work. Why was the traffic so heavy on a Friday morning? I got through almost two full sermons by Alistair Begg on a one sermon drive. My answer came toward the end of the second sermon as I was given a lesson on discipline and priorities. It made the delay worthwhile.

Grace and peace.