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.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


(Proverbs 7:24 KJV)  Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

I feel Solomon’s pain in this verse.  He has so much to share.  It is important to “listen” (8085) for immediate concerns and eternal consequences.  I don’t know what distractions he had to deal with in the ancient world.  I am sure there were wars and rumors of wars to get people to worry, just like today.  I am sure kids were pitching pennies or playing mumbly peg with their knives.  We think we are busier and more driven but they had to haul water, chop wood and that multitude of business that machines do for us today.

They did not listen any more than we do.  Human nature does not change.  We may have different topics of our gossip, different names for our romances and different technologies for our games but they still keep us from listening.

The ultimate distraction is our lack of concern.  I see it every day in the classroom.  I see it every day on the street.  I see it in others.  I see it in myself.

So?  First, accept the fact that God is trying to speak to you.  Yes, you.  Unless you check your e-mail you don’t know what it says.  Get with it and start listening.  I think that means now. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Most folks are a whole lot more willing to talk than to listen.

Pumice said...

You have noticed that too. I just wish I didn't see it in myself so often.

Grace and peace