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, September 11, 2014

Big Falls

(Proverbs 11:14 KJV)  Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

If we are too stubborn to listen to wise “counsel” (guidance NASB) (8456) we will “fall” (5307).  We tend to think of falling as what happens when we stub our toe, lose our balance and hit the ground.  That is definitely a fall but this is bigger than that.  This is more along the lines of the fall of Rome. 

Notice that the result being lost is “victory” (8668) not health.  The NASB marginal note says it literally means “deliverance”.  It can also mean salvation.  This is a result that applies to an entire “people” (5971a).  It tells us that our nation, whatever that may be for you, needs to listen to the voices of Godly wisdom.  It might even apply on a smaller scale such as a denomination or a community group.  We live in a world that gets advice from sources that are opposed to God.

We need to speak up.

So?  For most of us this does not mean getting a soap box and preaching on corners.  It means that in daily conversations and in normal meetings we need to be the voice of truth and principle.  You may be the only voice.  You may be the only hope.

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