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.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Home Spun Revival

(Pro 11:11 KJV)  By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

I noticed as I read that Proverbs often speaks in the context of the “city” (7176).  In the press of civilization social and political units have moved from family up to nations.  Some want to go to one world government.  In the middle are the cities.  In Proverbs I could only find one reference to a nation.
(Pro 14:34 KJV)  Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
What should our concern be, our city or our nation?  What about the entire world?  I would suggest that maybe we should be more concerned about what is close without giving up our general concern for what is far away.  Remember the charge that Jesus gave,
(Act 1:8 KJV)  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
So?  Get involved in your immediate neighborhood.  It is where you will have the most influence.  See if you can make your city “exalted” (7311).  Who knows, it might start a revival that would change the world. 

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