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.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Decline of the Incline

(Proverbs 7:25 KJV)  Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

As I compared the NASB and KJV I noticed that the warning of the NASB about turning aside was expressed in the KJV with “decline” (7847).  That produces an interesting aspect of this turning.  I drive an old Jeep and I can tell which way the road is tilted because there is a slight tendency of the car to drift in that direction.  It is an extension of the idea that water runs down hill.  How many of our actions and decisions are just going with the flow?

Be aware that we live in a culture that reinforces the wrong choices.  I don’t think that has changed from Solomon’s time.  Agape love has been downgraded to eros.  Gay has been made a sexual preference instead of an emotion.  Work is to be avoided.  We need to be aware of the incline so that we don’t decline.  You can’t compensate if you don’t know it is needed.

So?  Be alert today for little deviations.  Over a day they distract.  Over a lifetime they destroy.

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