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.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


(Proverbs 12:3 KJV)  A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

I have been “established” (3559) for a long time.  It is interesting the different spin people put on what that means.  Some people have accused me of always being “old”.  I assume by that I have always been unwilling to do stupid things or take pointless risks.  Even before I was a Christian I was raised in an atmosphere that treasured integrity and hard work.  I have always leaned that way.

It is a rejection of wickedness that has given me that stability or, as some would say, made me boring.  When a red light appears in my rear view mirror I assume the cop is after someone else.  When I hear a siren, I know they come not for me.  When I watch the news I don’t expect to see anyone close to me being arrested.

Boring?  Maybe.  I can live with that.

So?  I recommend the solid foundation of upright living.  It lets me pick my excitement.  It assures me that if a wild time comes, I have a foundation that will endure.


Gorges Smythe said...

Amen. I'm a bit boring myself.

Pumice said...

But your trick is to make it all sound exciting.

Grace and peace.