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, July 24, 2013

Engage Brain

(Proverbs 24:32 KJV)  Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.

Notice the progression to learning.  First, he “saw” (2372).  This is an important first step to learning.  As I look at the Hebrew definition I notice that one nuance is to see with the intelligence.  We need to have our brain turned on when we try to learn.

I remember as a kid we used to have contests in Sunday School.  One competition was to see how many verses or chapters we could read in a week.  Of course we chose Psalm 117 and John 11:35.  We would read them over and over.  If the rules did not allow that we read as fast as we could.  I can guarantee that we learned nothing in the process. 

So?  Don’t try to see how much of the Word you can read in a day.  Don’t set a certain number of verses or chapters.  It will be a legalistic waste of time.  Read with your intelligence.  Use your brain.  God gave one to everybody. 

2 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Amen.

Pumice said...

I guess it is an example of quantity vs quality.

Grace and peace.