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 21, 2013

Desired Outcomes

(Proverbs 21:25 KJV)  The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

What I truly “desire” (8378) determines the direction of my life.  Verse 17 refers to a love of pleasure and how destructive that is.  Here the focus is a variation of that, leisure.  A focus on leisure is a denial of work.  Ultimately you can have only one focus.  You will make decisions based on what is most important.

We live in a culture that worships leisure.  We want our weekends and holidays.  We ask how soon we can retire.  Many people spend their time trying to figure out how to put less effort into the job they are being payed to do. 

This bleeds over into our spiritual lives.  We become content to let the pastor do our Bible study.  We want nursery attendants to care for our children.  We want Bible translations that are easy to read so we aren’t forced to think and dwell on what God might be trying to say to us.

So?  Examine your heart.  What is the desire of your life?  Does it lead to death or life?  Only you can answer for yourself.  This is a new day.  If you need to make a change, get it done. 

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