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, February 26, 2014

How Do We Respond?

(Pro 26:3 KJV)  A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

What will it take for you to obey?  Maybe you don’t have trouble with it.  That is good but it is much more common for people to find ways around what God wants for us.  Solomon picks three common sights that people in his day would see.  Each one is doing the bidding of someone else.  Only the ruling classes could afford horses.  Only the comfortable could support a donkey.  Only the most desperate would hire a fool.  All needed to be controlled.  None were of use when left to their own devises.

We don’t see it in this chapter but a more common title for the obedient is son or faithful servant.  Even they need correction at times.

So?  Has God been trying to get your attention?  Ask yourself if you are responding like a horse, a donkey, a fool or an obedient child.  The day will come when Satan and his followers will be cast into the lake of fire.  I like to think that correction now is better than destruction then. 

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