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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Not Free Delivery

(Pro 11:9 KJV)  An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

How do I know that the Rolex watch being sold on the sidewalk for a few dollars isn’t the real thing?  Why do I look twice when I am in a dollar store and I see a product at a fraction of the price I am used to paying?  Why do I not believe a student when they tell me they do all their work?  Experience has taught me.  I learn from my experience.  I am continually processing that “knowledge” (1847).  I can be “delivered” (2502a) from foolish purchases, vain trusting and destructive commitments because of the foundational thinking I have accumulated.

This is a process of gathering.  We listen.  We read.  We observe.

This is a process of filtering and integrating.  Here is where the “just” (righteous NASB) (6662) part comes in.  When we allow God to transform our hearts He also does something to our minds.  We grow in wisdom and understanding because we are no longer blinded by sin.

So?  Don’t forget your spiritual glasses as you start your day.  Unless you delight in the idea of destruction and failure you need to adopt a God’s eye view of priorities and choices.  Righteousness makes a difference in our choices and the results. 

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