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, November 29, 2013

An Eye Full for Today

(Proverbs 29:13 KJV)  The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

Today I am reading a lot into this verse because I find myself needing a word of hope and encouragement.  Now.  So I look to what comes up in Proverbs, trusting the Holy Spirit.  It is a discouraging time.  On economic issues the health care train crash looms big.  I read what is happening to other people in the cost of insurance.  It hasn’t hit me yet but I am already hearing estimates for our next contract which range as high as $1,000 a month increase.  Discouraging. 

The moral atmosphere is being polluted.  I was forced to present a lesson on bullying this week.  It was sponsored by a group called the Gay Straight Alliance and had a website to start your own GSA club.  California’s governor has just signed a bill giving children the right to choose their sexual orientation and expect the world to bow to it. 

Today I am reminded that God is still involved from rich to poor.  I am reminded that He continues to speak to both ends of all spectrums be they spectrums of wealth or morality.  The promise is that He is involved in all of the routine conflicts and challenges that I will face today.

So?  I embrace the good news.  I am reminded to keep a divine perspective.  I am called to serve, not command.  If I need it again tomorrow, it will show up again.  Trust and obey.


Gorges Smythe said...

Sort of gives new meaning to the phrase "come quickly;" doesn't it?

Pumice said...

The older I get the quicker I want Him to come but I have noticed that my opinion isn't given a lot of weight on issues like this.

Grace and peace.