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.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Safe Landings

(Proverbs 11:3 KJV)  The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

As I write this a recent plane crash is fresh in my mind.  It crashed while landing in San Francisco.  When you saw what the plane looked like after the crash you wondered how anyone survived, but the death toll was amazingly low. 

I don’t know what the investigation has or will show but early comments included a statement that one of the guidance systems of the airport was turned off.  Since it was a clear day I don’t see how that would be the problem but you could hear the lawyers gearing up to sue the airport.  There was also a comment that a junior pilot was at the controls.  Who knows what really happened.  It sounds like pilot error to me.

In our lives we have a real tendency to pilot error.  When we rely on our own judgment, which is flawed, we have problem with what is here called the “perverseness” (falseness NASB77, crookedness Updated NASB) (5558) of the “transgressors” (treacherous NASB) (898).  The pilot trusted his instruments and his eyes.  One or both were wrong.  We trust our instincts and our eyes.  Often we are wrong.  We need the guidance system of God’s standards to keep us safe.

So?  Pray for the victims of the crash.  Check your own guidance system.  Are you keeping it up to date?  Don’t crash and burn when a safe landing is possible. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I've said before that without God, there IS NO moral law, because everything is just opinion. Opinions often conflict, thus the need for a final authority.

Humble wife said...

Amen! I am a total believer in Phil 4:13. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

As to those rushing to sue...I wonder if they realize that the cashing in already occurred in the form of a miracle for us to know He is indeed working and has continued to.

Oh to be grateful. Praying for sanity that can only come through the filter of the LORD.