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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Reversing the Locks

(Proverbs 21:23 KJV)  Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Usually we “keepeth” (guard NASB) (8104) focus on exterior threats.  We drive defensively.  We lock our doors.  We keep our valuables in a safe.  That doesn’t seem to be the focus in this verse.  Here the danger is from within.

Don’t get it confused.  We may make excuses that someone got us so stirred up that we said what we didn’t intend.  They may have stirred the pot but we are the ones who refused to take it off the fire. 

We can control what we say but not if we wait until the last minute.  A guard is useless if you only get one after the break-in.  Locking the door won’t work unless you do it every night.  These safety measures are habits and habits develop from conscious choices over time.

So?  Get started.  Get a handle on it.  Start laying the ground work.  Look at the verse again.  The consequences involve eternity not just our day. 

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