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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

What Fills You?

(Proverbs 14:14 KJV)  The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Two different types of people are mentioned here.  On one side you have the “backslider” (5472).  On the other side you have the “good” (2896a) man.  Most of us have seen both types.  Even if you reject the idea of backsliding and righteousness you have seen people that will fit into both categories. 

What is scary is that both of them are getting what they want.  The word isn’t used twice but I think it is inferred that the good man is also getting what is in his “heart” (3820).  When judgement day comes and our inner being is exposed there will be little doubt that we will recognize what the desire of our heart was.

So?  Do a heart check.  Realize that if you are into yourself and doing your own thing, you will get what you want, an eternity with your self.  Are you really satisfied with that?

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