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, January 6, 2015

A Time to Panic

(Proverbs 6:5 KJV)  Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.



Like your life depended on it.

The context of this verse is giving surety, guaranteeing someone else’s loan.  Maybe you were a parent trying to help your child buy their first home.  Maybe you had a friend who needed a car to get to work.  Maybe you even provided security for a stranger.  It doesn’t matter.  The word it, “Get out of it.”

This verse is trying to get across the importance of doing it now.  It is talking about being responsible for a loan that is not yours.  It can be assumed also that if you should get out of one you are in, you should never get in one in the future.

So?  You might be one who would never co-sign.  This reinforces that position.  It is not love and compassion to enable people to do what they cannot afford. 

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