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.

Monday, October 27, 2014


(Proverbs 27:6 KJV)  Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

The definition of “faithful” (539) has a lot of interesting branches.  Among them are “nurse” and “nourish”.  We are looking at the part of love’s definition that has been discarded by the culture in which we live.  In the world around us love means “never having to say you are sorry.”  To God, that is a sorry definition.

Think about going to the doctor and needing a shot of some medication.  Often the doctor or nurse will say, “I’m sorry.  This is going to hurt a little.”  Would you go back to a doctor who said, “I have a treatment that will cure you but I am not going to use it because it might make you uncomfortable.”

So?  We are to do what is best for others, not what they want.  In a perfect world the two would always be the same.  I don’t live in a perfect world. 

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