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.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Simple Interest

(Proverbs 9:16 KJV)  Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

Again we see the element of decision, of free will.  This woman, who represents what is evil and destructive, is making an offer that the “naive” (6612a) cannot refuse.  Yes they can.  So can I. 

Think about all the offers we have.  I am old enough that I am getting offers to take a loan out on my house with a reverse mortgage.  The idea is that I need extra cash and I am going to die soon anyway, so why not live off of the equity that I have accumulated.  I hope I am never simple enough or desperate enough to fall for something like this.  What happens if I live longer than expected?  What happens to my children?

So?  I need to be constantly aware of people who have their best interests at heart.  I like that saying, “I trust in God.  All others must pay cash.” 

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