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, March 27, 2013

Ya Gotta Love It

(Proverbs 27:5 KJV)  Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Last time I looked at this verse I mentioned two unfortunate realities and only wrote about one.  The first was the lack of honest rebuke.  The second problem is “love” (160) that is not expressed.  We are too often guilty of hiding our “love” (160). 

What we have a hard time with is that love is sometimes expressed by rebuke.  Years ago there was a cartoon series that started with the idea that “Love is never having to say you are sorry.”  That thought is an abomination.  Love is expressed many ways and asking forgiveness along with confession are tools of the relationship.

Too often our feelings are “secret” (concealed NASB) (5641) when they should be shared.  Actually I am not sure which excess is more common, sharing too much or sharing too little.  Here the emphasis is on clamming up and playing the strong silent type.

So?  Love.  Be patient, kind, non-grudge bearing, etc.  Let it out.  Let people know.

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