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.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Live Your Own Lessons

(Proverbs 28:10 KJV)  Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.

Beware of the leader who “causeth” (leads astray NASB) (7686) others to go astray.  But that is really not the point being made here.  This is a word to those of us who might lead others astray. 

We have a habit of assuming the warnings are for others and the blessings are for us.  One of the dangers of writing and posting is falling into the trap of thinking what God is saying is to be passed on to others without changing us.  As I write I am doing an eight week stretch of pulpit supply.  It is so easy to preach to others and not preach to my self.

It doesn’t work that way.  This warning is for me because I am reading it.  It is for you, not because I say so, but because you are also reading it.  Remember the words of Jesus,
(Matthew 18:6 KJV)  But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
So?  People are watching.  Each of us influences someone.  Let the “upright” apply to you, not the “astray.” 

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