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 4, 2014

Staying in Tune

(Pro 4:22 KJV)  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Wisdom is found in the word (verse 20).  The benefits of wisdom are not just spiritual.  Wisdom also effects our physical “health” (4832).  The “all” (whole NASB) (3605) seems to go beyond just the physical “flesh” (body NASB) (1320).  How does this work?

Wisdom can effect how we respond to crisis.  Wisdom can shield us from the panic that comes when things suddenly go wrong.  If you have a flashlight close at hand you worry less when the electricity fails.  If you are early, delays are a minor inconvenience not a tragedy.  Wisdom gives a tendency to plan and to get the big picture.

Wisdom can effect how we respond to boredom.  Often the protection is in the form of extending our frame of reference so that boredom is a rare event.  Wisdom gives us a view of all eternity and endless variety.  It is hard to be bored surrounded by surprise and serendipity.  Wisdom helps us see it.

So?  Our physical health responds to stress and lack of activity.  By being immersed in the wisdom of God our bodies have a head start on health.  That virus that is out to get you has a much harder time causing problems when you are tuned up.

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