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, February 28, 2014

Walk Tall

(Pro 28:18 KJV)  Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

I like both the KJV and the NASB here.  One uses “uprightly” (8549) and “saved” (3467).  The other uses “blamelessly” and “delivered.”  I like them because both offer hope and promise. 

The hope comes in the potential for my behavior.  It is possible for me to live in a righteous, moral way.  It is possible for me to live as a child of God among a wicked and perverse generation.  We don’t do it in our own strength, true, but no one is saying we do.  At least no one here is saying that.  But God gives the power with the promise.  Walk tall.  Walk righteous.

The promise is in salvation.  We will be saved.  We will be delivered.  That is an assurance that we have as we go to work.  We might wonder if our job will be eliminated.  We might wonder if our health insurance will be cancelled.  We have a lot of unknowns.  In the midst of that we have the assurance.

So?  You face different challenges than I do today in the details.  You walk in the same path I do in the big picture.  Walk tall.  Walk righteous.  God will deliver.

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