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, November 9, 2013

Open Honesty

(Proverbs 9:17 KJV)  Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

If you are going to sin try to do it in public.  There is something about being in the public eye that can force honesty and objectivity.  Not always.  Politicians and public speakers learn to fake it and deceive both the audience and themselves.  Most of us are a bit self conscious. 

Did you sing in the shower this morning?  Sounded pretty good, didn’t you?  How about doing that in front of the line at McDonald’s as you get your breakfast sandwich?  Maybe you are ready to sing a solo at church this Sunday. 

Have you ever had a great idea, shared it with someone and received looks of sympathy?  Or take it another step back.  Have you ever had a great idea, written it down and looked at it later only to ask yourself, “What was I talking about?”

So?  Don’t get too impressed with what happens in “secret” (5643a).  Make sure that your ideas and behavior will stand the test of the spotlight. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Excellent advice.

Pumice said...

And of course it is easier to give advice than to demonstrate it.

Grace and peace.