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, June 28, 2014

The Shape of This Evening

(Proverbs 28:22 KJV)  He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

Actions and priorities have consequences.  Those consequences will “come” (935) upon you.  In once sense this is an incredibly common word.  It is used over 2,500 times in the Hebrew Old Testament.  What is interesting is that the word often has the sense of entering.  In this case it is a result showing up in our financial condition but I can’t help but think that the “poverty” (want NASB) (2639) spoken of here becomes an attitude and a mindset.

We have all experienced the times when our attitude shades our opinions and influences our actions.  Some time the attitude is so strong that it drowns out any objective moral truth and we end up selling our soul to the devil.

So?  What are you chasing today?  When you got up you had a list of things in your mind that you had to get done.  You ranked them in priorities.  Some will get done.  I hope that you don’t make the wrong choices in the morning so that those choices possess you by nightfall. 

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