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.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Security Screening

(Proverbs 10:9 KJV)  He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Security is a big issue today.  Many people seem to be willing to give up their liberty in order to feel safe.  Our trust is misplaced.  This verse is telling us that true security comes from walking in righteousness.  The word “surely” (securely NASB) (983) goes to a root word meaning “trust.”  The trust that it is referring to is not trust in “honesty is the best medicine” but trust in the Lord.   To be honest, honesty doesn’t always pay in the short term.  Hopefully you are not living for the short term but for eternity. 

So we walk straight.  We walk pure.  We walk “uprightly" (in integrity NASB) (8537).  We walk in the way of the Lord.  That means we live “surely” (securely NASB) (983) .  This is the “trust” of Proverbs. 
(Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Unfortunately, we've now raised two generations to "live in the now" in all the wrong senses.

Pumice said...

My guess is that we are working on a fourth.

Grace and peace.