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, December 23, 2014

Return on Investment

(Proverbs 23:23 KJV)  Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

I am beginning, again, Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations.  I hope to make it through this time.  In the first few chapters he talks about the basis of all wealth is not gold and silver but the work of people.  It is even work that produces gold.  With that thought in mind, it is our labor that produces truth. 

Just as a farmer sows and reaps, we seek the “truth” (571).  It is important to seek in the right places.  Even a school child knows not to plant seed in the middle of a concrete slab.  You won’t find truth watching the current sit-com nor reading the latest novel.  Spend some of your intellectual labor where the truth will grow.

So?  Is your Bible dusty?  Have you read Pilgrim’s Progress?  Are you reaping a harvest of righteousness? 

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