Sunday, May 18, 2014
Can’t Hide, Must Seek
(Pro 18:1 KJV) Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
I noted earlier the different translations of this verse. Compare a few translations and see if you see it. I am wondering if the difference is based on where you put the word “seeks” (1245). The word itself is value neutral like much in life. The issue is in the modifiers and the modified. The same is true in our daily lives.
What are you going after in life? We always have some areas that are locked in and almost impossible to change. If you are 55 and have children and a mortgage, you can’t just decide to embark on a career as a musician. I guess you could but the most likely result is disaster. If you are married, dating people at work is not an option for Christians, unless you work with your wife.
What do you truly seek? It is an important question that you answer with your actions even if you are not asking it with your mouth.
So? Where is your compass pointing today? It is easy to ignore it and go with the flow. Keep in mind that going with the flow eventually leads down hill.