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, September 13, 2014

The Satisfaction of Righteousness

(Proverbs 13:25 KJV)  The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

One of the characteristics of the “righteous” (6662) is that they tend to see their blessings.  It is built into us as a part of our walk with faith.  I was at a hospital and someone gave me the standard, “Hi.  How are you?” mantra.  Aside from the knowledge that I was not the one being treated was the comfort of knowing the bill was being paid and the care was the best available.  If you have time you might look up the following verse and reflect on the passage that follows.
(Philippians 4:11 KJV)  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
Sure we would like a promotion.  A newer car might provide less down time.  More hair would mean a hat wasn’t so important.  But I have a job, my car runs well and I get to wear some cool hats:  Blessings.

So?  Keep dreaming.  Work hard.  Grab for the gold ring.  While you are doing it rejoice in the God of your salvation, His shared wisdom and His bestowed righteousness.  Live righteous.  Live content. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Amen. Once your basic needs are met, everything else is fluff.

Pumice said...

This week we were discussing the British tax on luxuries that the English laid on the colonies. I asked them what a luxury was. They had no clue. We are so well off compared to the rest of the world.

Grace and peace.