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, August 13, 2014

Residue of Righteousness

(Proverbs 13:20 KJV)  He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

“You are what you eat.”  “Clothes make the man.”  More important is “The nut doesn’t fall far from the tree.”  In this case the nut is wisdom.  When I am bragging about my children I will sometimes mention that the two biggest factors in their development are heredity and environment.  Of course I supplied both. 

Left out of the formula is the assumed grace of God.  The way that this applies to us is that the Holy Spirit works through people.  Sure, my children watched my wife and I.  They were watching two people doing everything they could to walk in righteousness and wisdom. 

So?  Whom do you hang with?  Are they leaving a residue of righteousness or a film of filth on your life?  We make choices and our friends are on that list.  Something to consider next time you get together with the gang. 

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