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.

Friday, June 5, 2015

I Dare You to Teach Me

(Proverbs 5:12 KJV)  And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

Attitude says so much about where we are in life and about where we are going.  Every day I face classes full of junior people who come with attitudes.  Some of them have the attitude expressed here.  They fold their arms, figuratively and literally, and say, “I dare you to teach me.”  There attitude is that everything we are doing in school is a waste of time, and they are right.  They are not right because there is no value to be had.  They are right because they refuse to take what is offered.

Do you have a Home Town Buffet in your area?  If not, you probably have something like it.  I used to love all you-can-eat places.  I still do but I have come to the acceptance that if I want to remain healthy, I must avoid them.  But picture someone who is taken to the buffet, turned loose and leaves hungry because they didn’t have any really fresh sushi.  The problem was not the lack of food but the refusal to eat.

So?  God is constantly offering us things to learn and ways to grow.  He is giving the same opportunities to your neighbors and unsaved family members.  It doesn’t matter how good the beef stew is, a vegan will never partake.  Don’t let it keep you from enjoying.

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