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.

Friday, May 2, 2014

No A/C or Stereo Needed

(Pro 2:21 KJV)  For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

What kind of a person does God expect me to be?  We have two minimum requirements here.  I think it is important for us to understand that these are not optional equipment, they are part of the basic package.  Living an “upright” (3477) life is not something you can choose to do or not.  It is necessary for eternal life.

Years ago I bought my grandmother’s 54 Chevy.  She was the original of the “get it cheapest” school.  This model was stripped.  It didn’t even have a heater or a radio, let alone a/c or stereo.  But it did have breaks.  It had a steering wheel.  It had windshield wipers.  You see, you could not drive a car without those basics.

The same with our spiritual lives.  It doesn’t matter if you can sing a solo or speak well.  It does matter if you are righteous.

So?  Focus on the basics in your walk with Jesus.  You can add the accessories later. 


Gorges Smythe said...


buddeshepherd said...

do you still have the 54 chevy?

Pumice said...

And Maranatha Gorges.

Budd, No. I wish. When I was a foolish, and broke, young pastor I ended up selling it.

The foolishness of youth.

Grace and peace.