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, September 11, 2013

Don’t Buy the Chips

(Proverbs 11:15 KJV)  He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

In my campaign to keep off the weight I have lost, I find that I am much more tempted by salty foods than sweet foods.  That is because I like salt more than sugar.  Thus, dessert is not a big problem for me but snacking on chips is a killer.

I am never tempted to overeat on liver and onions.  Why?  Because I hate liver.  Just the smell makes me gag and want to vomit. 

The believer is safest who “hates” (8130) certain types of behavior.  Here the emphasis is on loaning money or guaranteeing the loans of others.  If you are like me you find it easier to avoid the things we hate than the things we enjoy.  For new Christians the temptations are different than for stolid believers but the temptations are still there.

So?  Know your weaknesses and plan on avoiding them.  I try not to buy potato chips.  If I have a bag, I eat the bag.  Solution:  don’t buy a bag.  I am sure you can find an application.

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