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, April 8, 2013

Chicken Big

(Proverbs 8:28 KJV)  When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

Have you stopped to think today about how much you assume about your world?  We assume that certain patterns and norms can be depended on.  When we read a story about Chicken Little running around screaming “The sky is falling!” we recognize it as absurd.  That is the point of the story.  The reason we see it as absurd is that we live in a world created by the God of the Bible.  We assume the sun will come up because God put it there and sent it on its cycle.  When we read about the sun standing still for Joshua we recognize it as an unusual, one time miracle of God.  We don’t worry about the sun stopping just because it feels like it or because we did something wrong.

Read your history about the cultures that felt they had to make human sacrifices to appease the sun god and get him to return the next day.  Think about all the pagan rituals that went into the winter solstice so that the sun would not go away forever.  Think about all the things that our God has assured us we don’t need to worry about.

So?  We live in a world of physical stability.  Be thankful for the assurance that gives us.  Praise God for His creation and His revelation about it.  Be Chicken Big and announce that the sky is not falling. 

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