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.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Much Choice

(Pro 7:21 KJV)  With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

How long does it take to reach “much” (many NASB) (7230)?  We all have situations where we are hit unexpectedly and do the wrong thing.  When a kid at school walks up to you and jabs his finger at your eye and then laughs, “Made you flinch!”  Yes, you did.  So what.  We have reactions.  God is very understanding of those situations.  The problem is in the continued temptations.

Anyone can be worn down in time.  Admit it.  Allow for it.  When a situation comes up that you would initially reject but in time might succumb, run.  Say, “No.”  Change direction.  Here the situation is sexual but the principle is not limited to that.  It could be something as common and ignored as gluttony.  It could be something as insidious as gossip. 

So?  The message is to make a decision to get away from the temptation.  You don’t need to stumble.  Sometimes it is our own fault.  Don’t fall for it.  The devil didn’t make you do it.

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