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, January 1, 2014

Net Gains

(Proverbs 1:17 KJV)  Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

Sometimes I wish that we had the common sense of the simple animals.  Notice the observation here.  If you are going to lay a trap you need to do it when the animal isn’t watching.  Even animals are not that dumb.  Being a “bird brain” isn’t as bad as the people being described here.

Some people cannot see that their destructive attitudes and behavior are going to lead to destruction.  Today in a discussion we were talking about the destructive nature of drugs such as cocaine.  We were wondering how anyone could get addicted when the evidence of disaster is all around.  How?  It happens constantly. 

So?  God has given us the ability to avoid the big traps of life.  We are smarter than the birds.  At least I think me and mine are.  I would like to think you and yours are also.  Read the Owners Manual and apply it as needed. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Most of today's people are too prideful to admit that they even NEED a manual.

Pumice said...

And those same people are always asking us to come make their computer work or set the time on their microwave. They aren't too proud to have us do it for them.

I wonder why they refer to me as their "minion."

Grace and peace.