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 25, 2014

Maintain Your Walls

(Pro 25:28 KJV)  He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

Historically “walls” (2346) have been a source of protection and liberty.  In a culture that had a tyrannical conqueror in charge the walls of cities would either be “broken” (6555) down or not allowed at all.  This would allow the ruler easy access to his subjects and keep the subjects on a short leash out of fear.

It would also leave them open to attacks by criminals and foreign invaders.

Walls need to be maintained.  If not constantly worked on they would develop cracks and begin to crumble. 

Walls needed to be guarded.  The best walls could be climbed by people with evil intent.

So?  How are the walls of your life?  Are you maintaining them?  Are you on guard?  Sometimes it only takes one moment of slackness to bring disaster. 

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