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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Where Is Your Front Sight?

(Proverbs 11:19 KJV)  As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

All these nouns, pronouns and prepositions and only one verb, “pursueth” (7291).  You have words added to clarify the meaning but the actual Hebrew only has one action word.  The result is as you would expect:  The “righteous” (6666) to “life” (2425b), the “evil” (7463a) to “death” (4194). 

The word that decides the result is “pursues”.  What are you after in life?  How do you steer your car on the road of life?  In the shooting sports they tell you to concentrate on the front sight.  If the front sight is not lined up with the target you have no hope of hitting what you claim to be aiming at.  When you decide where to go for dinner it may not seem to be a choice between righteousness and evil but it might be that you can’t really afford it and you are going out anyway.  Which is more important, your need for a break or your practice of stewardship.

So?  Where is your front sight?  What do you pursue?  You will arrive at the destination you are using to determine your choices.

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