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.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Strength Sappers

(Pro 31:3 KJV)  Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

Priorities are difficult to manage.  Here Lemuel’s mother warns him about the power of family relationships to get us out of focus.  She talks specifically about women.  As a woman she knows how often they can draw men away from the call that God has on their lives.  I am sure it works the other way.  I know that children can pull at our heart strings and distort our plans. 

So many ways to go wrong.

This does not mean that we are not to love, care and reach out.  It means that we are to keep things in context.

So?  Who is going to try to get a piece of your action today?  Wife?  Boss?  Neighbor?  The possibilities are endless.  Keep your focus on the path God has for you. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Good advice for everyone!

Pumice said...

And of course, I am the choir I preach the most to.

Grace and peace.